Thursday, 25 April 2013

Gingerbread Men



So the plan was to make ANZAC'S but I somehow got sidetracked and ended up with Gingerbread Men..

I found this recipe in the thousands of torn out and hastily scribbled recipes I have collected over time. I suspect the original may have come from the fabulous Donna Hay but I have tweaked it here so as it is GLUTEN FREE.  ENJOY!

125g Butter softened
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Golden Syrup
2 &1/2 cups Gluten Free Plain Flour, sifted
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Bicarb Soda

Pre-heat oven to 190°C.
Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with electric mixer until light and creamy.  Add Golden Syrup, GF Flour, ginger & bicarb & mix to form a smooth dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 10 minutes or until dough is firm.

 Roll out dough between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper to a thickness of 4mm.  Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter.  Bake for approx. 8-9 minutes - until golden brown.

Cool completely on trays before moving. Don't be tempted to lift or move until completely cooled or you will end up with a few casualties.