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Getting in the Spirit

It’s the first Sunday of Advent. Our reef is ready to be lit. So to get a little christmassy, I decided to bake some gingerbread men. I love it when the house smells of Christmas spices and baking with the little ones is always fun, if maybe a little bit messy.

© Mrs Twinkle
The Ingredients
500g flour
1tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
2tsp ginger
2tsp cinnamon
1tsp nutmeg
1tsp cloves
200g butter
200g sugar
250g honey or maple sirup
2 eggs

Preheat the oven at 200°C. Mix all the ingredients together, if the dough becomes to sticky add a little more flour. Roll it out to a 7mm thickness on a lightly floured surface. Use cutter to cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

I hope you enjoy Advent!


  1. They look (and probably taste) amazing ! Where did you get those cutters – was it in Switzerland ? If so, where ? You’ve given me an idea for Jude for Christmas! (I hope she doesn’t read this !) 🙂

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    • Thanks, the kiddies love them. It’s difficult to stop them from munching them all. 🙂 🙂 🙂
      But obviously they’re not the only ones…clever idea to get Jude some cutters. (I bought mine at our local Migros)

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  2. cheftorsten says

    Always enjoy your posts! I also enjoy the the quality of your images as well. May I ask what kind of lens are you using ?

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  3. Would love to have started Advent this way. I might need to copy everything you’ve done here and invite a few friends. Beautiful. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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  4. What beautiful photos! I am new to blogging but you have really inspired me, the recipe looks quick and easy, I love all those Christmas spices and great to find something I can make with the kids. Thank you 😊

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