Just for Sue

Sue T has requested I publish my recipe for gingerbread but before I begin I wanted to share with you this picture of Sue’s bag. It looks great now it has the toggle attached and is fully functioning. Well done Sue and thanks for the photo.


Gingerbread Recipe

350g plain flour
1tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate of  soda
100g butter
175g dark muscovado sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp golden syrup

Mix it any way you like, I’ve tried several ways e.g. melting butter, melting butter and sugar and no matter what I do the result is fairly consistent. If you do melt butter and sugar or syrup it tends to make the mixture a bit too warm and sticky so you need to wait for it to cool down. I’ve also made it by rubbing the butter in. So don’t worry, just do what you normally do.

Although the recipe calls for only 1tsp ginger we like the ginger quite strong so I use 1.5 tsp ginger. It makes 18 large hearts and bakes in our fan oven at 180° for 10-12 minutes.