DISHES
by Donal Skehan

Gingerbread is a great thing to make at Christmas, these simple gingerbread biscuits look impressive hanging from the tree or given as gifts to family and friends.

Each serving provides 107 kcal, 1g protein, 15g carbohydrates (of which 6g sugars), 4.5g fat (of which 3g saturates), 0.5g fibre and 0.2g salt.

Cakes and baking

Storage

Store biscuits and cakes separately: biscuits stored in the same container as sponge cakes will turn soggy. Homemade biscuits will usually keep for up to two weeks. Unbaked dough can be frozen for up to one month, or chilled for three days.

Preparation

When baking ginger biscuits, sift ground ginger and spices into the flour to ensure it is evenly mixed into the dough. If the mixture is too dry, a few splashes of milk or ginger cordial will soften it. Crystallised ginger can also be folded into the dough if desired.