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Gingerbread squares on a platter

Classic gingerbread

Published: October 27, 2020 at 5:29 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + Cooling
  • Easy
  • Makes 9 squares

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

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal322
fat14.5g
saturates8.9g
carbs44.2g
sugars25.3g
fibre1.6g
protein2.9g
salt0.5g
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Try our homemade gingerbread recipe then check out our gingerbread men, ginger cake, parkin and more ginger recipes.

Looking for more edible Christmas gifts? Try our homemade nougat, Baileys fudge, tiffin and plenty more.

Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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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