Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a nice family favorite handed down from the 40s I found this recipe in an old book I bought and it was dated 14-4-40, I have tried this over and over again and it remains a great hit at parties.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to Gas mark 3.
  2. Place flour, salt and ginger in a suitable mixing bowl.
  3. Warm sugar, fat and syrup together and add to the dry ingredients, mix well.
  4. Add milk and mix to a firm consistency, Knead lightly with hands.
  5. Roll out and cut out with a ginger bread man cutter.
  6. Place on a GREASED! baking tray.
  7. Mark the eyes with currants and put some down the body to pose as buttons.
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes.


Most Helpful

Glad to find a recipe without treacle, which I find harder than golden syrup to measure out. Easy to make, takes tweaks very well. I added some chopped preserved ginger, cinnamon and subbed a couple of teaspoons of caster sugar with dark muscavado. Rolled out dough to about 5mm, made lots of smallish stars, and larger rounds. BF very appreciative.

Cat R. January 14, 2007

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