Friday, 17 August 2007


300g (10oz) plain flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
125g (4oz) butter or margarine
150g (5oz) dark brown sugar
50ml (2 fl oz) maple syrup

To Decorate: Raisins, sugar shapes or cherries

Makes 6

Preheat the oven, 190 °C, 375 °F, Gas Mark 5. Lightly grease a baking sheet.

Sift the flour and ginger into a bowl together. In another bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the flour mixture and the maple syrup, mix and then knead until smooth.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut out gingerbread shapes with cutter. Place on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

When you take out of oven whilst still soft press in sugar shapes, currants or cherries for face and buttons. Allow to cool before serving.

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