GBBO Gingerbread

You don’t need to double-check the month – it is July, not Christmas just yet! My daughter Mia looked at my Great British Bake Off mug, I was given at Christmas and asked if we could make some as she loves the smell of Christmas.  Unusually, we had all the ingredients apart from mixed spice (I’ve kept it on the ingredients list so you can follow the GBBO recipe).

Here is a link to the GBBO mug – if you were interested in grabbing yourself one ☕

She also asked to watch her Christmas Pepper pig DVD, we’ve been outside all day in 26 degree heat but she wants the ‘Christmassy’ atmosphere so we are watching her DVD and baking gingerbread.🤶 🎅


  • 200g plain flour (plus extra for rolling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 75g light muscovada sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 large egg yolk (Our duck Sally laid one fresh today)


Apart from the sugar, mix all dry ingredients (Flour, cinnamon, mixed spice, ginger, bicarbonate of soda and salt) all in a bowl.
Mix in the butter and rub with fingers until it looks like sand. Then add the sugar (it states on the mug to be careful not to overwork the mixture).

Mix together golden syrup and egg yolk in a small bowl.

Mix all ingredients together to form a ball of dough. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 2-3 mm.
Using a cutter stamp out the shapes (Similar cutters can be purchased here– they have a silicone on top so not sharp for kiddies)

Arrange them on a baking sheet. (Ours got a bit squished when moving them to the baking tray with a 4-year-old helping👧🏼).

Bake in a preheated oven 180°c (160°fan) Gas mark 4, middle shelf for 12 minutes or until edges have browned.
Here are our baked gingerbread men…and a star ⭐

Mia has tasted one and they got her approval – I’ll have to tell Mary Berry! So tomorrow after playschool we will decorating these and I’ll update with a photo. My prediction they will be pink with rainbow sprinkles, but I’ll have to wait and see what the mini baker decides 😁.

Will you be trying these? Comment below if you’re a fan of gingerbread.

Jaimi x

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  1. helen says:

    delicious recipie,

    1. Thanks Helen! First of many I hope. I’m planning on trying out some recipes using organic ingredients with health benefits next. 😊

  2. So cute! It doesn’t matter, you can eat gingerbreads whenever you like 😀

    1. Very true! I think of them to be a Christmas treat but Mia would disagree 😄

      1. My five-year-old stepbrother always wants to make gingerbreads, even in the summer 😀

  3. hinthacks says:

    these look yummy! always a good time to be in the Christmas spirit 🙂

    1. Well we are over half way there hehe 🎄

  4. So fun, Christmas in July! I love Christmas, it’s my favourite time of the year 🙂

    1. Snap I love Christmas too although I enjoy the longer days in summer 🌤️

  5. SAVING & pinning this!!! I love ginger bread men. Il let you know how it goes! Thank you for the recipe

    1. Please do, I’d love to hear!

  6. Well, don’t these look delicious?! Admittedly, I’m not great in the kitchen but, this looks like something even I could pull off! 🙂

    1. You really can, even if they turn out a bit wonky like ours they are still delicious 😋

  7. helenevlacho says:

    They look delicious no matter what the season. It’s always a pleasure to cook or bake with kids.

    1. That’s very true, as long as you don’t mind the mess – I think that’s half the fun for them haha😄

  8. Steffi Hidber says:

    Gingerbread in July? I’m ALL FOR IT! Thanks for the recipe and smiles from Switzerland!

    1. Wow I’d Love to see Switzerland one day! Thanks for your comment 🙂

  9. I definitely need to try this!

    1. Go for it Renita! x

  10. All my favorite flavors…. it’s gonna taste yum!

    1. They didn’t last long in this house haha x

  11. They sound amazing! And I guess it would be a cool activity to decorate them too.

  12. I keep meaning to update with the decorated picture. It was a very messy activity haha – but a lot of fun!

  13. Mmm, they look so good! I love gingerbread and this looks like a really good recipe x

    Sophia x

    1. Thanks Sophia! They were yummy x

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