Ginger Bread Recipe

Ginger Bread Recipe

Ginger Bread Recipe

‘Tis the season to bake, and at Aussie Adventures Child Care & Kindergarten, plus our Vacation Care Kids, we love to bake!  Baking is a fantastic way for your child to be exposed to early concepts of maths and science as well as create essential skills such as reading, following instructions, problem-solving and developing creativity! 

These skills work hand in hand with everyday living giving our young one’s important skills for everyday living.

Now to the recipe!


  • ¼ cup golden syrup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar 
  • 1 & ½ tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 125 grams butter – chopped into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 & ¼ cups plain flour 


  1. In a small heatproof bowl, combine the golden syrup, sugar and spices and place over a saucepan of boiling water. When the sugar has dissolved, stir through the bicarb soda and remove from the heat when the mixture begins to bubble.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl and stir through the chopped butter.
  3. Add the egg and 1 cup of sifted flour and stir with a knife to combine. Add the remaining flour and continue to mix with a butter knife until a dough forms.
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured bench and lightly knead until it’s smooth and soft. Divide into two halves and cover with cling wrap before popping into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line two trays with baking paper.
  6. Remove dough from the fridge and roll each portion between two sheets of baking paper until approximately 5mm thick. Use cutters of your choice to cut out shapes and place on baking trays. Bake for approximately 9 – 11 minutes – please note baking times will vary depending on the size of the cutter used.
  7. Allow the gingerbread to completely cool before decorating if you wish or transfer to an airtight container.

Courtesy of Create Bake Make

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