Ginger Bread Place Settings

  • Total Time

    30m
    • Prep Time

      20m
    • Bake Time

      10m
  • Serves

    16
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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Give your Christmas dinner table a touch of character this year with these personalised gingerbread place settings. These biscuits are a novel and fun idea, plus a great after-dinner snack (if you are not too full from all of the turkey!)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C, gas mark 4). Line a couple of baking trays with greaseproof paper.

  2. Sieve the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Using your fingertips rub in the butter until you get a fine breadcrumb texture, then add the sugar and stir in.

    • 350g Plain White Flour (We use Allinson)
    • 1tsp Ginger (ground)
    • 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 100g Butter (unsalted) (cubed, Cold )
    • 150g Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar (We use Billington's)
  3. Whisk the beaten egg and the golden syrup and add to the bowl. Mix to form a dough.

    • 1 Egg(s) (free range) (large )
    • 4tbsp Golden syrup
  4. Lightly flour your work surface then roll out the dough to a thickness of 3-4mm. Cut out the shapes using a gingerbread cutter and lay each one out onto the baking trays.

  5. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until golden brown.

  6. Once baked, leave to cool on a wire rack.

  7. To make writing icing, mix the icing sugar with a few drops of water until it forms a smooth and loose paste (runny enough to pipe but not too runny it won't set). Fill your piping bag with the icing and decorate as you wish. 

    • 200g Icing Sugar (We use Silver Spoon)
    • A couple of drops Water
  8. Fancy doing something different with your gingerbread? Why not try these? 

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