Hemp 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
- Combine the flours, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and spices in mixing bowl and stir
- In a separate bowl beat together the spread, sugar, sweetener, treacle, vanilla extract, pinch of orange zest and the puree banana until well blended
- Stir in the beaten egg and gradually mix in the dry ingredients until a dough comes together
- Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for 30 minutes
- Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°Cfan)/ 375F/gas 5. Line a tray with greaseproof paper or silicon baking mats
- Dust work surface with flour and roll out dough to about 5mm thickness
- Use the gingerbread cutter and spread out on the tray, recipe should give about 16 gingerbread men depending on cutter used.
- 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
- Bake for 10-12 minutes remove from oven and leave to cool. Optional sprinkle with some orange peel.
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
- 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.