It's Christmas time – gingerbread

It’s been the first time in my life that I baked gingerbread. I was expecting the worst, really. Surprisingly, it gave me so much fun and the gingerbreads itself turned out delicious. I always loved spicy cookies, especially the ones you can buy in Ikea. Mine are maybe not so crisp, but still it gives me so much pleasure to prepare something on my own!

Because it was my first time, I needed some recipe to start with. I searched google and found a nice recipe from Bea for gingerbread with treacle. I had to modify it a bit so to get a vegan version. And here it is:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup treacle
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp powdered ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tbsp soda
  • 2 tbsp vegetable margarine
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp egg replacer
  • 3 cup flour

Put the treacle in a small pot together with sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Heat it gently and stir until smooth. Add soda and stir again. Next, mix egg replacer with 3-4 tbsp of water. Add margarine, oil and egg replacer to the sweet ingredients and mix them together. Finally, add flour and knead the dough (it should be ductile and a bit wet). Split the dough into three parts. Sprinkle some flour on the worktop and roll each part of the dough until it’s about 4mm high. Cut out the gingerbreads and place them on a baking tray. Bake the gingerbreads for about 9 minutes in 170 degrees.

Later on you can cover your gingerbreads with frosting. I heard that gingerbreads should be prepared a month before Christmas, unfortunately, I couldn’t do that because I simply didn’t know about this rule before. Funny thing is that my gingerbreads have already disappeared so tomorrow is my second approach and I hope that this time they will be also so good.

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