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Gingerbread Boy - The Recipe

The recipe and the instructions for baking the Gingerbread cookies together with your sons and daughters.

Be careful and have fun!

Ingredients:
50g butter or hard block margarine
50g golden caster sugar
100g golden syrup
1 heaped teaspoon ground ginger
200g self-raising flour


For Decoration:
Icing pens
Chocolate buttons

Almonds
Coconut
Azelnuts

Method:
1. Ask your grown up helper to pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4.


2. Put the butter, sugar and syrup in the saucepan. Heat it gently until the sugar has
dissolved. Do not allow the mixture to boil.


3. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in all the flour and ginger until you have smooth
manageable stiff dough.


4. Put the mixture in a bowl and put it aside to cool for 30 minutes.


5. Meanwhile lightly grease your baking sheet.


6. Take the cooled dough out of the bowl. Sprinkle some flour on a surface and roll out until it's about 1/2 cm thick.

7. Use your cutters to cut out your biscuits. If you can't get hold of the cutters cut the
shapes out of card and use them as templates. Lift the cut out figures gently using a fish
knife and place them on the baking tin.

8. Put them in the oven for about ten minutes.


9. When the figures are golden and slightly risen remove from the oven. Let them cool for 5
minutes on the baking tin before placing them on a cooling rack.

Decorate the figures with icing pens and chocolate buttons when they are completely cold.

from www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies