This recipe makes a large quantity of gingerbread dough, ideal for making a gingerbread house or a tin of biscuits as a gift ! It is really easy !
200g brown sugar ( the darker you use the darker the gingerbread)
7tbsp golden syrup
2tsp bicarbonate of soda
4tsp ground ginger (more if you like a really strong ginger flavour)
Heat the oven to 180C. Melt the margarine, sugar and syrup in a pan slowly until all the margarine has melted. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger in a large bowl. Stir in the melted mixture until a stiff dough forms. (I never have trouble with this part as I always use a margarine, but with butter you might need a splash of water).
Divide dough into 2 halves as this makes it easier to roll out and roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut out shapes as required. Bake in oven for 12 minutes or until firm and just turning brown at the edges. Leave to cool on a wire rack and then assemble and/or decorate !