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Fanny Redcrack - Cook and Bull

Fanny Redcrack is famed for her groundbreaking TV cookery programmes in the 1960’s (her egg and amphetamine omelette is still the stuff of legend amongst the Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire Teepee community).

Fanny’s cookery skills are now at your disposal.

Eat up!

Dear Mrs Redcrack,

My mommy has promised me a new BMX bike if I win the local church’s ‘Bakeagingerbreadmanathonacompetition’ but I can’t be arsed looking for a recipe.

You got any?

Jimmy (8 and a half), Tipton

Dear Dear Jimmy,

You brought a tear to my eye young man. For as a young boy myself I too was a cheeky little sod. But as I blossomed into a young lady, I realised the importance of learning how to run one’s home.

Of course by the time I had children,  Serge The Gingerbread man was a regular visitor to our kitchen. As was Terry The Milkman, Bert The Coal Man and Neville The Gardener (I still tingle at his potting skills).

So Jimmy – Gingerbread Men!


12oz of plain flour,

6oz light brown sugar,

4oz butter

1 teaspoon of bicarb of soda.

Add 4 tablespoons of golden syrup and 1.5 teaspoons of ground ginger. Roll and cut.


Top with a little grated sweetened carrot to really wow the judges.

Bon Chance!


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