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Gluten Free Gingerbread Men

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Get the kids involved with this easy gluten free gingerbread men recipe. You will find the smell hard to resist whilst baking!


Unit of measurement


2 tbspsgolden syrup
1 egg
175 gGluten Free Plain Flour
75 gcaster sugar
1 tspground ginger
½ tspground cinnamon
½ tspXanthan Gum
½ tspBicarbonate of Soda
50 gbutter, melted


Makes: 6 men

Equipment: gingerbread man shaped cutter, baking tray, parchment lined 

Oven: 180°C, Fan 160°F, 350°F, Gas 4

Bake: 10-15 minutes

1. Put the syrup and egg into a bowl, beat until well combined then set them aside.

2. Measure the flour, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, xanthan, and soda into a large bowl and blend them together well.

3. Stir in the butter, then the prepared syrup mixture. Using your hands gather everything together into a doughy mass.

4. Cover and chill the dough for 30 minutes.

5. Pre-heat the oven.

6. Roll out the dough, between 2 pieces of parchment, until 3mm thick. Press the shaped cutter into the dough then transfer the cut shapes to the prepared baking tray, leaving plenty of space between each shape.

7. Gather left over dough into a ball, roll it out again and cut more shapes.

8. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Leave to cool on the tray.

9. Using white writing icing, pipe a face and buttons onto the gingerbread men.


Temperature & cooking time:
180°C, Fan 160°F, 350°F, Gas 4

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