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Ginger Bread Man

 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
 125 ml (½ cup) Icing Sugar, mixed with a little boiling water to make a small quantity of glacé icing.

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.


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


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


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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 20