Monday, December 13, 2010

Day 16

In the stores you see gingerbread house kits. One year my parents surprised me with a gingerbread house kit and I LOVED it! So each year I make a gingerbread house. This would make the perfect gift for friends or family members.
This Pattern is from the website they have many patterns and ideas on how to decorate it.

Here is the recipe I used
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup margin
1cup of brown sugar
1 ¼ cups molasses
2 eggs, beaten

In the microwave melt margin when the margin is melted add sugar, molasses and beaten eggs. Mix well and add the spices and flour. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate until firm enough to handle.

When dough is easy to handle, roll the dough out
to a 1/8” thickness and cut out desired shapes.
Preheat oven to 325 and bake the large pieces for 14 minutes and the smaller pieces for 10 minutes. It will probably take longer for your house to cook than the recommended time, but it is better to be safe than sorry. For this house I had to make two batches. 

If giving this for a gift you could add candy, and mix powered sugar and meringue powder to make royal icing.

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