• 125 g honey
  • 75 g brown sugar
  • 75 g butter
  • 1 egg (M)
  • 300 g soft flour, plus extra for dusting and rolling
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons gingerbread seasoning
  • To decorate: icing sugar, lemon juice, food colouring, sugar pearls

For: 8-10 pieces
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Baking time: 12-15 minutes
Resting time: 2 1/2 hours

  • Put the honey, sugar and butter into a pan and simmer, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove the pan from the cooker and leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Break the egg into a bowl and add the flour, baking powder and gingerbread seasoning. Add the honey mixture and knead everything into a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and leave to rest for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C top/bottom heat and line a baking tray with baking paper. Take the gingerbread dough out of the refrigerator and roll it out to about 1 cm thick on a lightly flouredsurface. Cut out gingerbread men (10 cm) and arrange them on a baking tray, leaving some space between them.
  • Bake in the oven (middle shelf) for 12-15 minutes and then leave to cool completely on acooling rack. To make the sugar icing, mix the icing sugar and lemon juice and then decorate thegingerbread men as you like.