A little Trex, for greasing

Vegan Gingerbread Men

Vegan Gingerbread Men

75g Trex, at room temperature

50g Vegan Butter

125g Light muscovado sugar

2tbsp Maple Syrup


Egg replacer (equivalent of 1 small egg)

300g Plain flour

1 1/2 tsp Ground ginger

1tsp Baking powder

A few currants and Skittles, to decorate

A little ready-made decorating icing (sold in tubes)


Step 1 -Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/ Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets with a little Trex.

Step 2 - Beat the Trex, vegan butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Do this by hand with a wooden spoon, or use a hand-held electric mixer. Stir in the maple syrup and egg replacer, beating well until the mixture is smooth.

Step 3 -Sift in the flour, ginger and baking powder, then stir them into the mixture to give a smooth dough.

Step 4 -Dust a work surface with a little flour, then roll out the dough thinly to a thickness of about 3mm (1/8th in). Use a gingerbread man cutter to cut out the biscuits, re-rolling the dough as necessary. Place about 4 men on each baking tray, allowing room for them to spread a little.

Step 5 - Press currants into the biscuits to form eyes and noses. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Cool for a few moments on the tray, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Bake the remaining biscuits as before.

Step 6 - When cool, pipe a little icing onto each gingerbread man for the mouths and buttons then place the Skittles on top.

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