Gingerbread Men (1601, England)


Gingerbread Men have been a festive tradition for centuries, at times so closely guarded that only bakers were allowed to make them. But today, we’re all free to make these yummy treats with a surprising regal history.

Ingredients: (Serves four)

Just over 1/2 cup of pomegranate molasses
3/4 a cup of butter
3/4 a cup of dark brown sugar
4 1/2 cups of white flour (tad more for rolling later)
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of table salt
1 tsp of baking soda
4 tsps of ginger
2 tsps of cinnamon
1 whole egg
Dusting sugar (optional) 

  1. Pour just over half a cup of molasses into a pan, and let simmer. Once hot, turn it off and let it cool, whilst you add and mix in 3/4 a cup of butter and 3/4 a cup of dark brown sugar. It should be a nice uniform gloop.
  2. In a bowl, put four and a half cups of white flour, a teaspoon of baking powder, a teaspoon of table salt and a teaspoon of baking soda.
  3. Don’t forget your four teaspoons of ginger, two teaspoons of cinnamon and then pour the molasses mix on top. Crack a whole egg to finish and beat and kneed until it’s a good dough.
  4. Wrap in parchment paper and leave it in the fridge for an hour. Roll and cut out your desired shapes, placing them on a pan into a preheated oven at 180 degrees.
  5. They should come out in 15 minutes nice and crunchy and sprinkle some sugar on top for the final touch. Serve!

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