This year, in a bid to maintain Christmas spirit despite the limited funds, we decided to make a variety of edible goodness for the family. It's a very simple gingerbread recipe, although cooking times do vary quite considerably depending on the shape you carve your biscuits into ...as I found out.
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Used different ingredients. Replaced the syrup with black treacle and added 1tsp mixed spice :D - 02 Dec 2010
A lovely crispy gingerbread biscuit, held the cutter shape well. Nice and dry to work with. I heated the syrup in the microwave to make it pour more easily out of the jug. This meant the mix was warm and needed a bit longer to cool. I upped the spices, adding 1/2 tsp each of ground cloves and allspice. Keep an eye on the oven, they cook quickly and one batch went a little too far, lovely soft golden colour otherwise. Thanks. - 18 Dec 2011
Something else. always use non-stick baking tins, never any kind of paper. it seems that no matter what type you use (greaseproof, baking etc), it always seems to stick. - 11 Dec 2009