Gingerbread Men Recipe
Christmas is the perfect time to make these delectable gingerbread men. You might bake some for yourself or as presents for your loved ones also.
It’s that great time of the year when you have a Christmas tree in your living room, a warm beverage in your hand, whether it’s hot chocolate or a cup of tea, and you feel cozy and toasty under a blanket. You could wonder, “What seems to be missing?”
Maybe a gingerbread man to dip into your beverage? If that sounds delicious, I have some incredible news for you! Baking your own gingerbread men is an option also!
What are you still waiting for? Start baking!
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The History of Gingerbread Biscuits
No cookie better captures the spirit of the Christmas than gingerbread, which comes in a variety of flavors and shapes like gingerbread houses, candy-studded gingerbread men, and spiced loaves of bread.
The phrase “gingerbread” in medieval England simply meant “preserved ginger,” and it wasn’t until the 15th century that it was used to refer to the treats we are all acquainted with today. Any form of sweet delicacy that incorporates ginger with honey, treacle, or molasses is now generally referred to by this word.
In ancient China, where it was widely utilized as a medicine, ginger root was originally grown. It then traveled down the Silk Road to reach Europe.
Due to its capacity to mask the flavor of preserved meats, it enjoyed popularity as a spice during the Middle Ages.
Ginger is still used today as a successful treatment for nausea and other stomach problems.
Making Gingerbread Houses by Rhonda Massingham Hart claims that the first recorded recipe for gingerbread originated in Greece about 2400 BC.
The 10th century saw the development of Chinese recipes, and by the late Middle Ages, Europe had its own form of gingerbread. The dense biscuits were a mainstay at medieval fairs in England, France, Holland, and Germany.
They were occasionally covered in gold leaf and formed like animals, kings, and queens.
The idea to decorate the cookies in this way is given to Queen Elizabeth I, who had them prepared to mimic dignitaries who were visiting her court.
To begin, preheat the oven to 190°C (374°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make the dough
In a big bowl, sift together the flour, salt, bicarbonate, ginger, and cinnamon.
Melt the butter, sugar, and syrup together in a saucepan. After allowing the sugar mixture to slightly cool, combine it with the dry ingredients to create a dough.
The dough must be refrigerated for 30 minutes.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of 0.6 cm (¼ inch) on a surface that has been lightly coated with flour.
Using a cutter, cut out the gingerbread man shapes, then re-roll any leftovers and repeat.
Place the gingerbread figures on the prepared trays, giving them room to spread out.
Cook for 10-15 mins, then remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Decorate as you like with sugar pen.
Enjoy, Good Appetite!