Gluten free and vegan, this is my go to recipe for gingerbread. Today we made glittery Christmas trees and gingerbread people. Easy and quick to make! Perfect to make with your little people. Of course you don’t have to make these gluten free or vegan. By all means use regular flour and butter, if you like.
- 125g of vegan baking block
- 100g light soft brown sugar
- 65g golden syrup
- 300g gluten-free plain flour
- 1 tsp gluten-free bicarbonate of soda
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 180c (fan). Line baking trays with parchment.
Step 2: Melt 125g of vegan baking block with 100g light soft brown sugar and 65g golden syrup. Set to one side.
Step 3: In a bowl mix 300g gluten-free plain flour, 1 tsp gluten-free bicarbonate of soda, 2 tsp ground ginger and 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon. Add the molten fat and sugar and stir until you have a smooth dough.
Step 4: Allow to cool for a few minutes and then tip out on to a large piece of grease proof paper. Top with another piece and then use your hands on top of the paper to spread the dough out until a few mm thick.
Step 5: Use your chosen cutters to press out shapes and carefully transfer to your lined baking sheets (you will need to be delicate as the dough tears easily at this stage) and then into the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden.
Step 6: Remove and allow to cool (wait about 15 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool fully and then decorate as you wish).
Keep in an air tight container for up to a few days.