This sign made us laugh yesterday when we were out shopping 😉
I’m not sure what made me laugh most, the fact that Gingerbread Men now appear to be called Ginger Persons or the fact that we, a family of four Ginger Persons, were stood staring at the sign advertising us at the special offer price of 4 for £1.00.
Inspired by this sign, we’ve just made our very own ginger person family….
You can make them even if you’re not ginger lol. All you need to make them is:
- 350g plain flour
- 2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 100g butter or margarine
- 175g light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons golden syrup
Mix the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and then rub in the butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
Add the sugar and stir in the golden syrup and the egg to make a firm dough, I ended up adding a little bit of water to bind it together.
Roll out your dough to about 5mm thick and cut out your ginger persons, we used loads of other shapes as well so we have ginger hearts, ginger stars and a few ginger Christmas trees. We even cut round miss Frugal’s hand so we have a life size ginger hand.
Bake at 190 c on a greased baking tray for about 10 to 12 mins until they’re a golden brown colour.
When they’re cooled let the kids loose with them and lots of sprinklie things….
And here’s some grown up gingerbread men that I made to cheer Mr Frugal up when he comes in, he’s at work today till 9pm and is fed up that he’s missing the FA cup final and Britains Got Talent!