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Cherry Gingerbread Shapes

Submitted by Clare Lake
This recipe is in categories Baking, Party food, Picnic
About this recipe
Healthiness : (6 votes)
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Number of servings: 15 large cookies
Serving suggestions: with a nice cup of tea!

  • 75g (3oz) glace cherries roughly chopped
  • 275g (11oz) self-raising flour
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon)bicarbonate of soda
  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) ground ginger
  • 50g (2oz) butter
  • 45ml (3 tablespoons) golden syrup
  • 75g (3oz) demerara sugar
  • 1 medium sized egg
  • Weighing Scales
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Rolling Pin
  • Sharp Knife/Cookie Cutter
  • Wire Tray
Making and cooking it
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  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°f/Gas Mark 5
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a large mixing bowl
  3. Reserve a few cherries for the decoration and then add the remaining cherries to the bowl and mix well
  4. Place the butter, syrup and sugar into a saucepan and stir over a gentle heat until melted
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the egg
  6. Gradually pour the syrup mixture into the flour and mix together to form a soft dough
  7. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to 5mm thickness
  8. Shape using cookie cutters or a sharp knife
  9. Decorate with the reserved cherries and bake for 10-15mins until golden and crisp
  10. Place on a wire tray and allow to cool before serving
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Name: Vijay 22nd November 2015
This is the peercft post for me to find at this time
Name: Chloe 19th January 2014
They are delicious! Best recipe ever!
Name: Chloe 16th January 2014
They are delicious!!! Best website ever!!!
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