125 g butter or brick margarine
 125 ml (½ cup) brown sugar
 1 egg
 625 ml (2½ cups) plain flour
 5 ml (1 teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda
 15 ml (3 teaspoons) ground ginger
 40 ml (2½ Tablespoons) Golden Syrup
ICING
 125 ml (½ cup) Icing Sugar, mixed with a little boiling water to make a small quantity of glacé icing.

1

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add egg and beat well. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients and syrup, mix well, knead lightly. Divide dough into 6 portions, and roll each portion till 3mm thick.

2

Cut out gingerbread figures with special cutters or cut around cardboard shapes with a sharp knife.

3

Bake in a moderate oven (180ºC) for 10 minutes. Cool on trays.

4

Spoon icing into a small plastic bag, snip off one corner to make a piping bag. Pipe on features and clothing.

Ingredients

 125 g butter or brick margarine
 125 ml (½ cup) brown sugar
 1 egg
 625 ml (2½ cups) plain flour
 5 ml (1 teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda
 15 ml (3 teaspoons) ground ginger
 40 ml (2½ Tablespoons) Golden Syrup
ICING
 125 ml (½ cup) Icing Sugar, mixed with a little boiling water to make a small quantity of glacé icing.

Directions

1

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add egg and beat well. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients and syrup, mix well, knead lightly. Divide dough into 6 portions, and roll each portion till 3mm thick.

2

Cut out gingerbread figures with special cutters or cut around cardboard shapes with a sharp knife.

3

Bake in a moderate oven (180ºC) for 10 minutes. Cool on trays.

4

Spoon icing into a small plastic bag, snip off one corner to make a piping bag. Pipe on features and clothing.

Ginger Bread Man