Cinnamon Bread Stars

The smell of these baking will definitely bring Christmas to mind! There is no yeast involved in these cinnamon "bread" stars, which are similar to scones.

Cinnamon bread stars - fun Christmas baking for kids
Cinnamon bread stars - fun Christmas baking for kids!

Ingredients:

Makes 32

250g self raising flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (plus extra for dusting)
1 tablespoon ground ginger
75g unsalted butter
1 large egg
2 tablespoons of golden (corn) syrup
Icing sugar to dust

Cinnamon bread stars recipe printable
Cinnamon bread stars recipe printable

Method:

Preheat the oven to 160C/gas mark 3.

Mix together the flour, sugar and spices in a bowl. Rub the butter into the mixture with the ends of your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Beat the egg and syrup together in a jug.

Make a well in the middle of the flour mix and add the egg mix. Mix together with a knife and then your hands until you get a ball of soft dough.

Wrap in cling film and pop in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Roll out until about 1/2cm thick. Cut out about 32 biscuits with a star cutter. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Cool on a rack. Dust with icing sugar and ground cinnamon.

Cinnamon bread stars

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