Stained glass window gingerbread

PennyBy Penny  ,   

November 19, 2015


12oz plain flour

1/2 tspn salt

2-3 tspn ground ginger

1 tspn cinnamon ( optional )

1 tspn bicarbonate of soda

3.5oz butter

6oz soft brown sugar

1 beaten egg

4 tblspn golden syrup

Some boiled fruit sweets


1Heat oven to 180c

2Mix the flour , salt , bicarbonate of soda , ginger , and cinnamon ( if using )

3Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs

4Stir through the sugar, then get your hands back in to mix as soft brown sugar tends to clump

5Beat the egg and add in the syrup . Coat the spoon in a little oil to make the syrup easier to fall from the spoon

6Add this to the dry mix and combine

7You make think the mix will not come together. But get your hands I'm and bring it together

8Smash your sweets with a rolling pin

9Roll out the dough on a floured surface

10Cut into shapes . Cot a hole in the middle of each shape

11Put on a lined baking tray . Fill the hole with crushed sweets . Use a straw to make a joke to thread ribbon through so you can hang on the tree and bake for 10-15 minutes

12Leave to cool fully on the tray . Make sure the hole is still visible for the ribbon

13When cooled you can decorate with glacé icing if liked

14Hang on the tree on Christmas Eve .

15To make biscuits just cut shapes and bake .