"If somebody would ask me what meal i remember from Christmas - definitely it woul be gingerbreads. Because every year before the Christmas time my mom was cooking and teaching me how to do this. I remember that smell, funny forms making, trying to taste raw butter and waiting with excitement what it will look like taking out of oven." - this is what one of Epic Linen friends is writting for us.


And she wants to share with you her mom's exclusive and simple recipe of gingerbreads. This recipe is Lithuanian one, but can be made all over the world.



Ingredients:


- 100g Unsalted Butter (For softening keep it few hours in room temperature)


- 50g Brown Sugar 


- 5 tbsp Maple Syrup


- 225g Plain White Flour


- ½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda


- 2 tsp Ginger (Ground)


- ½ tsp Cinnamon


- ½ tsp Jamaican pepper


- ½ tsp Nutmeg


- ½ tsp Clove spice


Place the butter and sugar in a medium saucepan and heat gently until the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved. Stir until the mixture blends together, but do not boil.


Take the saucepan off the heat and sieve in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger and beat the mixture together, then add the Maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, Jamaica pepper and clove spice and beat until smooth.



Turn the mixture out onto some cling film and pat into a flat ball, wrap tightly and chill for 30 minutes then place in the freezer until you are ready to use it.


When it’s time to make your gingerbread biscuits remove the dough from the freezer and leave to defrost for 3-4 hours until it is soft enough to roll out. You can use this dough in any of our gingerbread recipes.


Make any nice and crazy gingerbreads forms and enjoy your cooking time with family.