A Christmas Classic: Gingerbread Recipe
Every season has its own charm at Adare Manor, but at Christmas the atmosphere is extra special. The gatherings and lively reunions take on a particular importance for our guests. The trees, the lights and the warm and merry welcome: this is a place for making beautiful holiday memories.
There’s something magical about the reappearance of certain delights that we only encounter at this time of year. Tastes tied to memory and tradition. Indulgences we dream of in the months before and after the big day.
Christmas is a season for treats: that’s just as true now as it was when we were small. From our decadent dessert trolleys to our spiced cookie displays, the theme of this year’s ornate festivities at Adare Manor is Gingerbread.
The holidays are all about the magic of the season and sharing with the ones you love. With that, our Pastry Team have shared a delicious Gingerbread recipe to bake with children, family or friends. Try this simple recipe for a Christmas classic enjoyed by all:
- 350g plain flour
- 5g baking soda
- 10g ginger powder
- 5g cinnamon
- 120g butter
- 20g treacle
- 170g light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 20g golden syrup
1. Mix the butter and sugars until creamy consistency, add the rest of the ingredients slowly and roll between two pieces of baking paper.
2. Cut out your desired shape and bake at 160C for approximately 14-16 minutes depending on your size.
- 3 egg whites
- 600gr icing sugar
- 10gr lemon juice or white vinegar
- Cr colorant gel
Mix everything together for a few minutes until you have the colorant incorporated and use it on your cookies with a piping bag and a fine nozzle to decorate as you please.
Any special occasion calls for the invention of a special new confection, handmade in our hidden chocolate room. We have always provided these chocolates as a little in-room surprise to guests with something to celebrate, but now you can treat yourself or someone special.
Our resident chocolatiers have captured all of our guests’ holiday facourites in our bespoke Christmas Chocolate Box. This 25 piece box of pure joy features iconic festive flavours: Gingerbread, Christmas Trifle, Milk Chocolate Orange, Hazelnut & Toffee and Eggnog. Place it under the tree for the luckiest person on your list this year, or hide it in your own pantry to savour piece by piece throughout the season.
Browse our selection of Handmade Chocolates created by our Pastry Team.
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