Gingerbread squares on a platter

Classic gingerbread

  • Makes 9 squares
  • Easy

Try these traditional gingerbread squares with a crumbly, chewy texture. Perfect as a treat or homemade edible gift


Try our homemade gingerbread recipe then check out our gingerbread menginger cake, parkin and more ginger recipes.

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  • slightly salted butter 150g, cubed, plus extra for the tin
  • caster sugar 70g
  • demerara sugar 70g, plus 2 tbsp to sprinkle
  • plain flour 175g
  • fine oats 50g
  • bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp
  • ground ginger 1 tbsp
  • ground nutmeg ½ tsp
  • ground cinnamon ½ tsp
  • crystallised ginger 50g


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the base and sides of a 20cm brownie tin with baking paper. Mix together the sugars, flour, oats, bicarb and spices in a large bowl. Rub in the butter then stir in the crystallised ginger. Press the mixture into the tin and sprinkle with 2 tbsp demerara sugar. Bake for 25 minutes, then cut into 9 squares and leave to cool in the tin. Will keep in an airtight container for a week.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 322
  • Fat 14.5g
  • Saturates 8.9g
  • Carbs 44.2g
  • Sugars 25.3g
  • Fibre 1.6g
  • Protein 2.9g
  • Salt 0.5g