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The Croft Preparatory School

Dulce et Forte


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The Gingerbread Man

This week, the children have loved the story of "The Gingerbread Man". We baked our own delicious Gingerbread Men and Ladies to eat for our supper!

Why not try our recipe at home...


10oz / 285g self-raising flour

3tsp ginger

4oz /115g castor sugar

2oz /55g butter

4 tbsp milk

3 tbsp golden syrup



  • Mix the flour and ginger together in a bowl.
  • Ask a grown-up to melt the sugar, butter and syrup in a saucepan.
  • Add the mixture to flour with milk and mix to form dough.
  • Cut out your Gingerbread Man and give him a raisin smile :)
  • Cook for 10 - 15 minutes at 180°C / 356°F to bring him to life!

Enjoy! (If you can catch him!)