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Recipe

Gingerbread

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Ingredients
  • 5 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teasp powdered ginger
  • 1 teasp baking soda
  • 1 teasp ground nutmeg
  • 1 teasp salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup golden syrup or treacle
Methods
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1

Preheat oven to 190’C

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2

Melt shortening in a saucepan

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3

Add sugar and syrup / treacle and mix well

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4

Make sure the sugar is fully dissolved

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5

Sift all the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and ginger together in a mixing bowl.

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6

Gradually stir in 4 cups of the dry ingredients into the melted shortening mixture.

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7

Mix thoroughly

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8

Cut mix onto bench top and knead in the last cup of dry ingredients by hand.

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9

When thoroughly mixed, divide into 3 equal parts and shape each part into a ball.

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10

Put each ball onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

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11

Roll each ball into a rectangle ¼” thick

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12

Press each cutter to cut out the shapes of the house

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13

Remove excess dough and bake right on the cookie sheet

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14

Bake in oven for 13 – 15 minutes or until lightly brown

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