Ginger Bread Man

Do you know the story of the Ginger man?  A "runaway" funny arrogant ginger bread cookie.

In the popular Folk story Ginger Man would say: " Run, run, as fast as you can! You can't catch me! I'm the Ginger bread Man!"  

These Ginger Men could not run fast enough!

Super tasty, beautiful and soft inside... Absolutly perfect to be eaten with a nice cup of tea!

The ones in the photo were baked by my sister in law Kirsten  and they didn't last one day :)  

Just like in the story: 

"And right when he stood still. Snap!!! Went Mr. Fox's jaws right into the Gingerbread Man.  
Who was no longer a man.  Just Dessert "

Now you can make them yourself and invite the kids to help decorate and watch the video with the Ginger Man story that I posted right after the recipe.  Have fun! :-)

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Ginger Man
Yields: Depends on your biscuit cutter size Cost:$ | Difficulty:  Medium | Time: 1h45min
Author: From Santa's Kitchen Ginger Bread Kit Box baked by Kirsten Scott

Ingredients
For the Ginger Bread
  • 400g (3 1/4 Cups)  Plain flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking soda
  • 170g (3/4 Cups) Unsalted butter softened
  • 110g (1/2 Cup) Dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 170g (1/2 Cup) Golden Syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cloves 
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Finely Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Large Egg,
For the Icing
  • 540g Icing Sugar Sifted
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice
Instructions
For the Ginger Bread
  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and spices in a large bowl and set aside
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add the eggs and golden syrup - mix until all combined
  3. Gradually add the flour mixture and knead the mixture to form a ball.  Divide in three pieces and leave it in the fridge for an hour
  4. Remove from the fridge and let it stay at room temperature for about 10 minutes
  5. Roll the dough 5-6 mm thick 
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F) 
  7. Prepare a baking tray lined with baking paper
  8. Use a Ginger Man biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits and transfer them to the tray
  9. Bake for about 10 min until lightly golden  
  10. Let it cool in a cooling rack before decorating,
For  the Icing
  1. Place the incing sugar into a large bowl
  2. Add eggs whites and mix 
  3. Add lemon juice 
  4. Add food coloring to your liking
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The Ginger Man Story




Rachel Elich

Rachel Elich is a globetrotting, computer engineer, project manager, designer, untamed cook extraordinaire who backpacks around the world. Along the way on adventures, Rachel has adopted and incorporated international influences into all aspects of her creative work endeavours.

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