Wednesday, 13 February 2013


On the 1st of February I made some Gingerbread from the BBC Good Food website. It didn't really work but it still tasted fairly nice.

140g unsalted butter
100g dark muscovado sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
350g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

To decorate
50g icing sugar
a few glace cherries (we used undyed)

My tips
  • You might want to add another egg because it doesn't stick together very well.
My review
I would never ever do this recipe again, it was a complete disaster. It started off okay, then i had to roll it this is were it all went wrong. I started rolling it and it just cracked...and cracked...and cracked. In the end I just got my mum to do it for me. We ended up having very thick ginger men. I accidentally put a tiny bit of ground cumin in instead of ground cinnamon (oops). Even though the recipe wasn't very good it still tasted really quite nice. I actually had quite a few pieces which is not normal.


  1. Hi Ella, what a shame that your gingerbread recipe did not work too well for you. They tasted delicious all the same. A little chunky, but all the more to enjoy, Nanny x.