The night of the Gingerdead!


As anyone following our twitterstream will know, we’ve focused on Halloween themed gifts this last week.

Our MMU Agency Life team have even created a film your delight…featuring the best accessories for your sleep over night from hell…the butcher’s apron, axe murderer pillows and of course, the psycho style shower curtain!

One of our newsletter subscribers was so grateful for Halloween party ideas that I thought I’d deliver the Gingerdead scrummy recipe too!

You will need:

A set of ABC (already been chewed) cutters

2 x baking sheets

Greaseproof paper

Preheat Oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4


350g plain flour (plus extra for rolling out)

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

125g butter

175g light soft brown sugar

1 free range egg

4 tbsp golden syrup

To decorate:

different coloured writing icing

The Gingerdead!


Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and pour into a mixing bowl/food processor.

Add the butter and blend until resembling breadcrumbs.

Stir in the sugar.

Beat the egg and syrup in a separate bowl and then add to the breadcrumb mix until the mixture clumps together.

Tip the dough out and knead briefly until smooth.

Wrap in clingfilm and chill in fridge for 15 minutes.

Roll out the dough to 0.5cm thick.

Using the cutters, create the gingerdead folk…..leave a decent gap as the first batch I made all melded together…even more grotesque!

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.

Leave to coll for 10 mins and then move to wire rack.

When cooled decorate in your most ghoulish style!

Have fun this Halloween!


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