Saturday, 11 June 2011

The verdict...

Tea for one?
I wouldn't say that these taste like the traditional gingerbread men, they have a lighter, more crumbly texture and the flavour is very 'in your face' ginger rather than a warming tone of spices were normally used to. The crumb is fine which is unusual but nice this may be due to the icing sugar. I would make these again but not with the same 'classic gingerbread men' expectation, instead they are more of a pleasant oaty biscuit that accompanies tea well. I would call these 'oaty-men' to avoid confusion. These were easily made, but maybe I should have rolled the dough out and and used my gingerbread cutter (yep seems obvious) however, I wanted to follow the recipe near to the word. I am pleased with the outcome and will make these again but not anytime soon (icing needs practice). Moreover, they haven't lasted overly long in my household so I guess that's a good sign aye? Score: 7/10


  1. Hi there, thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm looking forward to seeing what recipes you try out, I love all things retro and vintage, so you're cooking blog is right up my street :)

    Best wishes,

    Miss Katie

  2. Aww thanks Katie! Yep I wish I lived in the forties sigh... First comment Woohoo!! (Sorry for my out of the blue enthusiaum Im new to this:)

  3. I love old cookery books they have such wholesome recipes! Your Gingerbread men look yummy I'm going to have to give them a try! I look forward to reading about more of your cooking adventures:)