At Artisan Deli Market, our mission is to transform time-honored treats into gourmet delights. Presenting our luxury gingerbread man recipe, an exquisite fusion of tradition with a touch of contemporary elegance.
For this refined version of the gingerbread man, you'll require:
- 350g of all-purpose flour
- 100g of unsalted butter
- 150g of dark muscovado sugar
- 4 tbsp of raw honey
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 2 tsp of premium ground ginger
- 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 large free-range egg
- 200g of white icing sugar for decoration
- Shimmering icing sugar dust for that luxurious sparkle
Steps to Craft the Perfect Luxury Gingerbread Man
- Heat It Up: Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and get a baking sheet ready with parchment paper.
- Melt & Mix: Gently melt butter, sugar, and honey in a pot. Mix until smooth.
- Blend & Shape: Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Merge with the wet mix, add the egg, and knead into a dough. Roll out to 0.5cm and shape with gingerbread man cutters. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Gourmet Finish: Once cooled, decorate with white icing sugar. Sprinkle shimmering icing sugar dust for that final touch of luxury.
Pair your luxury gingerbread men with a glass of chilled champagne or an artisanal latte. They're also a wonderful addition to a food and drink hamper.
Frequently Asked Questions
What elevates this gingerbread man to luxury status?
It's the combination of dark muscovado sugar, high-quality spices, and the shimmering icing sugar dust that takes this classic to a gourmet level.
How best to store these gingerbread creations?
Preserve in an airtight container for up to a week. The aromatic depth matures beautifully over a few days!
Any tips for the perfect icing decoration?
For a smooth finish, sift the icing sugar before mixing with a little water. Use a fine nozzle for precision and let your creativity flow!