Vegan gingerbread

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Hello again ladies and gents and welcome to Blogmas day 4, I'm super proud/surprised at myself that I have even got this far because I am so bad at making my blog a priority.

Well as I promised in my Christmas bucket list on Saturday, today I am bringing you a vegan gingerbread recipe. I want to say now that when I say that this is a vegan recipe, I have taken the one that I have used for years and substituted in vegan ingredients. So instead of an egg I used an egg replacement powder which I picked up from a vegan market but I do know that Holland and Barrett stock it as well.

Ingredients

Ingredients

So to make my gingerbread you will need

  • 450g plain flour (plus more for when you roll it out)
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 115g vegan spread
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 115g light muscovado sugar
  • Egg replacement equivalent to 1 egg
  • Icing for decorating

Preheat the oven to 160'C and prepare 3 large baking trays.

Shift the flour

Sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl.

Melt the butter

Place the spread, golden syrup and muscovado sugar into a saucepan over a low heat and stir until melted.

Mix the ingredients

Pour the wet ingredients onto the dry ingredients and add the egg replacement.

Make a dough

Mix together to make a dough. The dough will be sticky to start with, but it will become firmer as it cools down.

Stamp out the shapes

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 3mm thick and stamp out the gingerbread using your chosen shape. I went for a star but anything a little Christmassy will be appropriate. Don't forget to gather up all the odds and ends and roll them out again to get a few more.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.

Let them cool

Remove from the oven and leave to cool before you decorate. I chose to use a store bought icing as I know that I can never get mine to the right consistency.

Decorate the biscuits

So there you have it my gingerbread recipe, remember if you use it I would love to see so include #Christmas2017BucketList.

Merry Christmas

Emma