Gingerbread Place Settings

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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!)


  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)
    • 1 tsp Ginger (Ground)
    • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
    • 100g Unsalted Butter (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 Free Range Large Egg(s)
    • 4 tbsp 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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