Saturday, 8 December 2012

G is for gingerbread

Gingerbread smells just like Christmas to me. We usually make gingerbread men, stars, hearts and mini house shaped biscuits but I have never made a full sized gingerbread house. The Hansel and Gretel style houses look fantastic but I just can't imagine what effect that amount of sugar and sweets would have on my little kiddies.

These are our mini gingerbread men, approximately 5cm in height and that grumpy looking guy in the middle is our very own gingerbread Ebenezer Scrooge. The recipe makes tons of these miniature biscuits, so we have a chunk of the mixture in the fridge for later in the week and some in the freezer.

And what could be more appropriate for such tiny little gingerbread men? ....a completely enormous mixing bowl, big enough for three pairs of hands. The bowl belonged to my grandma so holds a very special place in my heart as it is the bowl in which I learnt to cook with her when I was tiny.


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  1. I made gingerbread men and just posted about them too! What a coincidence that the next thing I should see are yours!

    Love your giant mixing bowl, it sounds very special :)

    Amanda x

    1. Thanks for your message Amanda, I'm going to have to look at your gingerbread post too for some tips.


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