Gingerbread Olympic Medals

Wow, what an experience! The London 2012 Olympics were completely amazing – the atmosphere was awesome and definitely gave everyone a definite feel-good factor. We feel so lucky that we managed to experience the stadium and Olympic Park – I think we’ll all remember this summer for a long time to come.

Tonight is the closing ceremony and to celebrate we’re having a few more games, a little party and letting the girls stay up late (again!). Here are the gingerbread medals we’ll be presenting….

Gingerbread Olympic Medals (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 10-12 medals

  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsps golden syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 95g dairy-free spread
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 225g plain flour

– Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade/Gas Mark 4

– Grease a cookie sheet

– In a saucepan melt together the sugars, syrup, cinnamon, ginger and lemon zest until all thoroughly melted and smooth

– Stir in the dairy-free spread and bicarbonate of soda

– Stir in the flour to make a soft dough

– Leave to cool

– Once cool, roll out and cut out circle shapes (or any other shape you fancy) and stamp out little holes near the top with the end of a straw

– Bake for 10-15 minutes until starting to brown round the edges.

– Cool on a wire rack

– Decorate with edible glitters and thread a ribbon through the hole.

– Present to your gold, silver and bronze medal winners!

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7 thoughts on “Gingerbread Olympic Medals

  1. My girlfriend is having an Olympic themed birthday party next week and was struggling with what to do for medals. I sent her a link to your site and she is so excited! Thank you! 🙂

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