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Hohoho christmas bunting

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3.2 stars based on 5 ratings

Spice up your home this christmas with some homemade gingerbread bunting. This is so simple to make, fun to decorate and will make your home look and smell really festive.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:16
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the biscuits

  • 350g 12½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Ginger (ground)
  • 1tsp 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
  • 4tbsp 4tbsp Golden syrup (we use Silver Spoon)

For the decoration

  • Sugar paste icing white, red and green
  • Apricot jam

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C, gas mark 4). Line a couple of baking sheets with baking parchment.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Sieve the flour, ginger, bicarbonate of soda and butter into a large bowl and using your fingertips rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and stir in.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 350g 12½ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 1tsp 1tsp Ginger (ground)
    • 1tsp 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Whisk the beaten egg and golden syrup together then add this to the bowl and mix to form a dough.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range) large
    • 4tbsp 4tbsp Golden syrup (we use Silver Spoon)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Lightly flour the work surface then roll out the dough until it is 3-4mm thick, then cut triangles approximately 10cm in size, and carefully transfer onto the baking sheet.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Use a skewer or the pointy end of a teaspoon to make holes where you will thread the string or ribbon. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until golden brown.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes then transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    To decorate roll out some white, red and green icing and using cutters cut out your chosen shapes. Brush the gingerbread triangle with warmed apricot jam and stick the icing decoration to the triangle.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Sugar paste icing white, red and green
    • Apricot jam
  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Leave to set and dry for about 1 hour before threading the ribbon or string through so you can hang up your festive bunting.