Baking ginger bread

Picture: Malin Nordblom

It’s a must every Christmas! This is a simple recipe for a homemade gingerbread dough. It only takes 10 minutes to make it!

About 200 small gingerbread figures

4 dl caster sugar

2 dl light syrup

2 dl of water

250 g butter

2 tablespoons of cinnamon

1 tablespoon of milled cardamom

1 tablespoon of milled cloves

1 tablespoon of milled gingerpowder

1 tablespoon bicarbonate

15 dl of wheat flour

How to make icing:

4 dl icing sugar

1 egg white

2 tablespoons vinegar, or squeezed lemon

Add coloring if you want!

1, Pour sugar, syrup and water into a saucepan. Boil it all and then remove it from the heat.

2, Divide the butter and put it in a bowl together with the spices. Pour the hot sugar mixture and stir until the butter melts. Allow to cool to room temperature.

3, Mix flour with bicarbonate and stir it into the batter, which becomes quite loose (it swells). Work the dough with a wood or plastic fork. Leave the dough in the fridge, covered or put in a plastic bag, 1-2 days before baking it out.

4, Bake the gingerbread cookies: Set the oven to 200 C. Use a little bit at a time – it’s always easiest. Powder the baking table with some flour and the rolling pin. Cut out the gingerbread figures with a gingerbread cutter and place on a baking tray with some baking paper at it.

5, Put the baking tray into the oven at 200 C, and bake the gingerbread for 4-6 minutes. Be careful – gingerbread burns easily!!!

Add icing if you like!

Enjoy!

Make sure the gingerbread dough is cold when you start to roll it, then it’s much easier to make gingerbread cookies. And the thinner you roll the gingerbread cookies, the crispier they get!

Author: Fabfoodieswede

Food writer, silver smith, and a Food Tour Guide. Insta: fabfoodieswede Insta: by.ma.lin Insta: interioranddecorating

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