Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gingerbread Men!

Note from me: Since its coming up on Christmas, I thought I might put up some Christmas themed recipes :D.


  • 150g butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, sifted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
  • 3 cups plain flour, sifted
  • milk chocolate bits, to decorate
  • Royal icing

  • 1 eggwhite
  • 1 1/4 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Place butter, sugar and honey in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Stir in bicarbonate of soda. Transfer to a large, heatproof bowl. Cool.
  2. Stir in egg, ginger, mixed spice, baking powder and flour until combined. Divide dough in half. Shape into discs. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease 3 baking trays. Line with baking paper. Roll 1 dough disc between 2 sheets of baking paper until 3mm thick. Using a 7cm gingerbread man cutter, cut shapes from dough, re-rolling dough scraps. Place, 2cm apart, on prepared trays. Repeat with remaining pastry disc.
  4. Bake, 1 tray at a time, for 8 minutes or until just firm to touch. Stand on trays for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Make icing: Using a fork, beat eggwhite in a bowl until foamy. Gradually beat in icing sugar until combined. Stir in lemon juice. Spoon icing into a snap-lock bag. Snip off 1 corner. Decorate gingerbread men with icing and chocolate bits. Set aside for 20 minutes or until set. Serve.



  1. nice... never had one of those..

  2. mmm just in time for the holidays. i'll make this soon!

  3. Plan on making some in a couple weeks, but this post makes me want to do a test run... or two. Yum

  4. Definitely trying this when I visit my family this Christmas!

  5. I love the taste of gingerbread! Especially houses made of them :D

  6. soo good, we used to make gingerbread people when i was a kid.

  7. I used to make them with my little brother. Now I see I could have used butter instead. I miss the little guy.

  8. Excellent, not to bake them into inappropriate positions. :D

  9. great post! i like it!
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  10. I actually don't really like gingerbread!

  11. good post. not really int gingerbread

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