Gingerbread dough is easy to make yourself, and much better than pre-made! Plan baking the gingerbread in advance as the dough needs a day to rest before baking.


Step 1
  • Place butter, syrup and sugar in a saucepan. Heat until everything has melted.
Step 2
  • Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl, add the cream and spices, then stir.
Step 3
  • Stir the bicarbonate and flour in the mixing bowl. Work the dough together, it will be quite loose. Let it rest in the fridge for about a day and bring it out 1 hour before baking.
Step 4
  • Heat the oven to 175 °C.
Step 5
  • Roll out the dough thinly between 2 sheets of baking paper. Put the baking paper on a baking tray and cut out the gingerbread cookies. Pull away excess dough and roll out again.
Step 6
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for about 7 minutes and allow to cool on a plate.


200 g
Dark syrup
150 ml
Caster sugar
240 g
Whipped cream
150 ml
Ground ginger
1 tbsp
Ground cinnamon
1 tbsp
Ground cloves
½ tbsp
Ground cardamom
½ tbsp
Baking soda
1 tbsp
Wheat flour
600 g