Here is a great recipe for gingerbreads, a must every Christmas in Sweden at least! And preferably with some royal icing on top!
- 250 gram butter
- 4 dl sugar
- 2 dl golden syrup (in sweden we use ljus sirap, it is like Lloyd’s golden syrup, or treacle)
- 1 tablespoon bicarbonate
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon ground cardamon
- 2 dl water
- 13 dl plain flour, and some extra for when you roll it out
- Melt the butter together with the golden syrup.
- Add all the herbs and the sugar into a big mixing bowl and stir.
- Add the melted butter mix and stir until it is all mixed
- Pour in the water and mix it all again.
- Let the mixture cool down for a while.
- Mix the plain flour with the bicarbonate and add to the dough.
- Put the dough in a plastic bag in the fridge for a day or two.
- Time to bake, preheat the oven to 200 C. Line some baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add the dough to a lightly floured countertop and knead the dough before you roll it out with a rolling pin. The dough should be pretty thin. Use gingerbread cookie shapes to cut.
- Bake for 3-5 minutes depending on the size of the gingerbread cookies.
- I always add Royal Icing to most of them. If you do so, let the gingerbread cool down first. Here is a recipe for royal icing: https://thefabfoodieswede.com/2020/11/29/royal-icing/
By Malin Nordblom, Fab Foodie Swede
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