Delicious Gingerbread

Photo of a young girl using a wooden rolling pin to roll out gingerbread dough

Is it even December if you don't roll up your sleeves and give gingerbread baking a go? Here's a seriously delicious recipe: ⁠

To make delicious gingerbread, you'll need:

  • 230g / 8oz unsalted butter, at room temperature⁠
  • 100g / 3.5oz firmly packed brown sugar⁠
  • 100g / 3.5oz caster sugar⁠
  • 1 cup golden syrup⁠
  • 1 egg⁠
  • 700g / 1.5lb plain flour⁠
  • 1 tsp baking soda⁠
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger⁠
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon⁠
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves⁠
  • 1/2 tsp salt⁠
Image of kids using crystal glasses to cut out gingerbread dough biscuits


  1. Pop butter in bowl of an electric mixer and beat on high until creamy.⁠
  2. Add brown sugar and caster sugar, and beat until mixture is no longer gritty.⁠
  3. Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in golden syrup.
  4.  Add the egg and beat until mixed well.⁠
  5. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt.⁠
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating on low speed.⁠
  7. Put the dough onto a floured bench and form a smooth mini hill.⁠
  8. Divide the dough into 4 equal bits, shape into discs and wrap each individually in plastic wrap.⁠
  9. Put them in the fridge for at least 2 hours.⁠
  10. Preheat your oven to 200°C / 390˚F / Gas Mark 6.⁠
  11. Remove dough from fridge and let stand for 5 minutes.⁠
  12. Roll out dough between sheets of baking paper until it is 5mm thick.⁠
  13. Cut the dough into shapes using cookie cutters.⁠
  14. Gently put your biscuits on baking trays lined with baking paper.⁠
  15. Refrigerate the biscuits for 20 minutes until firm.⁠
  16. Take out of fridge and pop in oven. Bake for 6 minutes or until lightly browned.⁠
  17. Cool on wire racks. ⁠


Delicious Gingerbread recipe, styling and photographs by Kate Berry and Daniel Pout for Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 1.

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