This is a recipe for a tasty, crunchy-chewy gingerbread, presented as a huge party-sized slab for breaking and sharing - design inspired by fossils from the Jurassic coasts of Great Britain.

Step 1: The Recipe

For this recipe, you'll need:
  • 250g of plain white flour (all-purpose flour) - that's approximately 2 cups
  • 50g salted butter (about 2 ounces, or a cube about an inch and a quarter each way)
  • 100g light brown soft sugar (about 4 ounces or 3/4 cup) - you can substitute white sugar or a mixture of white and dark brown, etc
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup - you can substitute corn syrup, or molasses (gingerbread will be dark and rich) or honey
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground ginger root
  • 1 heaped teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • milk or water - small amount for mixing
  • Sift the flour and spices into a large bowl
  • Put the sugar, syrup and butter into a small pan and gently heat it, stirring all the time until the butter is melted and the sugar dissolves into the liquid - it should be a smooth, runny mixture - not too grainy
  • Pour the sugar mix on top of the dry ingredients
  • Mix together with a table knife - it should eventually come together into a crumbly dough
  • Add just a little milk or water (a teaspoon or so at a time) and mix again - repeat until the crumbs stick together into a pliable dough
<p>Making a fishy (only in design, im not that bad a baker) version. Great idea</p>
made them but they didn't look as pretty! used a water bottle as a rolling pin since I didn't have one. May not have added enough liquid to dough. like how they came out though
<p>As someone who has a diploma in culinary arts and a degree in geology this is my perfect recipe!! I love it :) Thank you for sharing</p>
If I wasn't allergic to gingerbread I'd so make this, great job it's both fantastic &amp; adorable as hell.
Is it the spices you're allergic to? If so - you could try a different flavouring (a tablespoon full of cocoa powder maybe)
I'm not sure, it's just when I eat gingerbread my throat tightens up to a point where I can't breath it sucks.
Brilliant idea - must try this. Looks delicious too.
The geologist in me couldn't help but give this 5 stars. Really fun looking, and no doubt delicious. A plus!
Love this... welldone :)
What a clever idea, and so well executed!
What an incredibly clever 'ible. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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