Hemp Gingerbread People

Hemp Gingerbread People

Gingerbread people

Ingredients (makes 16)

  • 210g Hemp flour
  • 90g White plain flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground clove
  • 44g Buttery spread
  • 30g Soft brown sugar
  • 70g Treacle
  • 2 tsp Granular sweetener
  • ½ tsp Vanilla essence
  • ¼ Zest from orange
  • 30g Banana (4 slices mashed/pureed)
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of hemp seeds for decorating

Method:

  1. Combine the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and spices in mixing bowl and stir
  2. In a separate bowl beat together the spread, sugar, sweetener, treacle, vanilla extract, pinch of orange zest and the puree banana until well blended
  3. Stir in the beaten egg and gradually mix in the dry ingredients until a dough comes together
  4. Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for 30 minutes
  5. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°Cfan)/ 375F/gas 5. Line a tray with greaseproof paper or silicon baking mats
  6. Dust work surface with flour and roll out dough to about 5mm thickness
  7. Use the gingerbread cutter and spread out on the tray, recipe should give about 16 gingerbread men depending on cutter used.
  8. To decorate the cookie use shelled hemp seeds to make face and buttons, optional use a cocktail stick to make small hole in the head for string or ribbon if you want to hang on tree
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes remove from oven and leave to cool. Optional sprinkle with some orange peel.

Nutritional values

Nutrition per biscuit (32g)

% of an adult’s reference intake
Typical values cooked per 100g: Energy 1648kJ/394kcal
Nutrition claims: the biscuits are high in fibre and high in protein

Why Hemp?

  • hemp is a sustainable source of food; rich in protein, dietary fibre, micronutrient minerals and healthy fats (omega 3 and 6 fatty acids).
  • hemp is an environmentally friendly, resilient crop, having a huge capacity to trap atmospheric carbon dioxide, and being an ecological alternative to plastics, building materials, paper, and fabrics.
  • hemp is a true champion of sustainability, as it offers green solutions to the many challenges we face as a modern society and a symbol of the new agricultural revolution.