Thursday, 18 December 2014

December 16th - Make Gingerbread houses

Today the Elf was guarding this gingerbread house kit:
 I and P then got to work making it.  It was quite straightforward - they did it no help:

 G made her own:

 She used this recipe:

300ml black treacle
3tsp ground cinnamon
3tsp ground ginger
1-3tsp ground cloves
200g butter, softened
180g caster sugar
2 eggs
2tsp bicarb of soda
500g plain flour

She used a food mixer to mix all the ingredients except the flour and bicarb. 
Then she added the flour and bicarb and mixed again to make a smooth dough. She chilled overnight in the fridge before rolling.

We preheated the oven to 200C. She then used the lakeland mould to help her shape it. We baked for 10 to 15minutes until it was just beginning to darken. Then we left it to cool before G decorated it.

We read   Product Detailswhich has Madeline competently running the household as everyone else is poorly when she meets a magical-rug merchant.  It is slightly odd story! 



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