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Monday, 30 October 2017



I have recently moved into a new apartment and fancied getting my bake on, so I thought it would be a great time to make some yummy gingerbread biscuits (in the shape of halloween treats of course). I found this recipe online here, and adapted just a little (partially because I couldn't find golden syrup in Canada). I may or may not have already eaten 4 and I can confirm they are delicious.


350g plain flour (plus a little extra for rolling them out)
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
125g butter
175g of light soft brown sugar/golden sugar
1 egg
4 tablespoons golden syrup (or 2 tablespoons honey and 2 tablespoons maple syrup)
Icing to decorate


1. Sieve in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger & cinnamon. Cube the butter and add to dry ingredients. If you have a mixer, use it now! I just used my fingers to mix into even breadcrumbs.

2. Beat the egg and golden syrup mix together in a bowl and add to mix. Stir (and use hands if needed) to mix it all together until it clumps together. This took me a little while and was cracking a lot at first, but don't worry, it will come together after a while!

3. Tip the dough out and knead a little until it's smooth and cracks less. Then wrap it in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for about 20 minutes. At this point, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.

4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about half a centimetre. Using your chosen cutters (mine were a pumpkin and a ghost), put on the baking tray and make sure you leave a gap! I fit 6 biscuits on each tray.

5. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes (12 was enough for mine), until lightly golden-brown. Leave to cool, careful when you move them because they may be a little soft at first.

6. Once cooled, decorate. Now this part was WAY harder than I thought it was going to be. I ended up using the icing to pipe the outline and then watering it down and flooding the middle (it still turned out a little messy but I don't think it's too bad for my first try!)

7. EAT!

Let me know if you try these or if you have any other Halloween treats I can try!

Lots of love,

Elise Rose



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