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INGREDIENTS

Grab all your ingredients! See supply list for details

Grab all your ingredients! See supply list for details

Sieve the flour, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl

Sieve the flour, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl

Then add the butter

Then add the butter

This is where it gets messy - using your hands, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs

This is where it gets messy - using your hands, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs

Add the brown sugar and mix

Add the brown sugar and mix

When the sugar is mixed in, make a well in the centre

When the sugar is mixed in, make a well in the centre

Beat or whisk the egg and pour into the well. Then add the golden syrup

Beat or whisk the egg and pour into the well. Then add the golden syrup

Mix it together until it forms a dough. You might need to use your hands again at the end just to bind it all together

Mix it together until it forms a dough. You might need to use your hands again at the end just to bind it all together

Using some flour, dust your work area

Using some flour, dust your work area

Then knead the mix until it is smooth

Then knead the mix until it is smooth

Roll out. Don't forget to put some flour on to your rolling pin to stop it sticking to the mix

Roll out. Don't forget to put some flour on to your rolling pin to stop it sticking to the mix

I had this Zingy come through the post a few weeks ago so I used it as a visual guide for creating my gingerbread shapes

I had this Zingy come through the post a few weeks ago so I used it as a visual guide for creating my gingerbread shapes

You can use whatever you like to make the shape from this point on because it depends entirely how big you want your gingerbread to come out. I used a ramekin. But don't press too hard!

You can use whatever you like to make the shape from this point on because it depends entirely how big you want your gingerbread to come out. I used a ramekin. But don't press too hard!

When making the flame tip, do it back to front. That way you can flip it over onto the baking tray and your guidelines are hidden. Cut the shape using a knife but move the excess dough away

When making the flame tip, do it back to front. That way you can flip it over onto the baking tray and your guidelines are hidden. Cut the shape using a knife but move the excess dough away

Using a fish slice flip your gingerbread from your work area and onto a baking tray. I lined mine with baking paper

Using a fish slice flip your gingerbread from your work area and onto a baking tray. I lined mine with baking paper

Pop in the oven for 15 minutes at gas mark 5 or 190 degrees

Pop in the oven for 15 minutes at gas mark 5 or 190 degrees

Whilst the gingerbread is baking you can get on with making the eyes. Again it depends how big your Zingy is. I used the bottom of a shot glass to do the white and did the black by hand

Whilst the gingerbread is baking you can get on with making the eyes. Again it depends how big your Zingy is. I used the bottom of a shot glass to do the white and did the black by hand

Stick onto the gingerbread with a bit of water

Stick onto the gingerbread with a bit of water

Et voila! Zingy gingerbread!! Each one will come out a bit different but have fun with these!

  • 12.0oz Plain Flour
  • 2.0tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1.0tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 4.0oz Baking Margarine
  • 6.0oz Soft Brown Sugar
  • 4.0Tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 1.0 Egg
  • White Roll Out Icing
  • Black Roll Out Icing