Ultimate gingerbread biscuits

    Ultimate gingerbread biscuits

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    Ultimate gingerbread biscuits

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    55min


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    About this recipe: A warmly spiced biscuit that will warm the cockles of your heart. These delicious treats are flavoured with black treacle, ground ginger, mixed spice and cinnamon. Enjoy with a hot mug of tea.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • 100g caster suger
    • 175g black treacle
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 125g butter
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 450g self-raising flour

    Method
    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a large saucepan, bring sugar, treacle, ginger, mixed spice and cinnamon to the boil, stirring occasionally.
    2. Remove from heat and stir in bicarbonate of soda. Add butter and still until melted.
    3. With a fork, beat in egg, then gradually add the flour. NOTE: The dough will appear crumbly, but once you start kneading, the dough will come together nicely.
    4. Wrap 1/2 dough in cling film and let sit at room temperature. (This prevents the dough from drying out). Roll the other 1/2 dough to 5mm thick (or to your desired thickness) and cut with your favourite cutters.
    5. Place gingerbread onto baking trays lined with baking parchment and bake in preheated oven at 190 C / Gas 5 for 10-15 minutes.

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    Reviews in English (9)

    OdetteEngland
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    Unconventional method, and yes, it IS self-raising flour. Very easy and quick to make, not very sweet (perfect for us), and cooked quickly. I'd make it again.  -  11 Jul 2014

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    Quick and easy. I don't have treacle so I use golden syrup instead and I use brown sugar. It turns out great too. Thank you for sharing the recipe.  -  23 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I halved this recipe & thought it was not gingery enough for me: ended up adding about 1.5 more tsp ginger & still not as gingerbread tasting compared to other recipes. A half recipe made 100 mini gingerbread men (using 4x3cm cutter) and cooked at 165 degrees (fan-forced) for 8mins.  -  30 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)

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