Gingerbread Men
Recipe type: Cakes and Bakes
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Serves: 15 gingerbread
  • 350g (12oz) wholemeal spelt flour
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 125g (4½oz) butter, diced
  • 150g (5½oz) xylitol
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 2tbsp organic honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Currants and icing, for decoration
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F/Gas 4)
  2. Line 2 large baking trays with baking parchment
  3. Place the flour, ginger, and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl
  4. Stir the ingredients with a wooden spoon until they are thoroughly mixed
  5. Rub the butter into the mixture using your fingertips
  6. Continue rubbing in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
  7. Stir in the xylitol
  8. Stir in the maple syrup, organic honey and the egg until the mixture starts to come together in a dough.
  9. Next, tip the dough mixture out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it until smooth
  10. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 8/10mm (1/4to1/2 in), then using your cutters, cut out the shapes
  11. Re-roll the leftover enough and cut out more biscuits until it's all used
  12. Place the biscuits on the baking trays and bake in the preheated oven for 9-10 minutes or until golden brown
  13. Allow the biscuits to cool on the trays
  14. Decorate with currants and icing
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