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Gingerbread doesn’t have to be only for the holiday time of the year. It can be enjoyed year round. We’re with you though, it does seem to taste better when the holidays and cool weather roll in.
A fun ‘Gingerbread’ book we happened upon looks like it might have use looking to summer and winter dishes to enjoy our love of Gingerbread. We found this over on the Kobo site, if you have a Kobo Reader or have installed the free Kobo app on your desktop or iPad/iPhone this is a great way to enjoy the book anytime.
“Gingerbread: By Jennifer Lindner McGlinn Beatrice Peltre - Who says gingerbread is just for the holidays? This unique cookbook shows how gingerbread can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert year-round. Reflecting the wisdom and creativity of a professional pastry chef and dedicated home cook Gingerbread collects 60 traditional and modern recipes. Start with simple yummy treats like Gingerbread Rum Cake and Sticky Toffee Gingerbread then graduate to building your own gingerbread house for the holidays. Any way you slice it these gingery goodies are sure to be a hit on any day of the year!”
The print version of the book is available on Amazon. This might be a book that is best enjoyed by the whole family gathered around the paper pages.
If you love your Keurig coffee brewing machine as much as we do then you surely love the NEW Gingerbread coffee flavored K-Cups!! These sell out super fast so stalk up now and you will have delicious Gingerbread coffee on hand for your friends and family this holiday season. Also, why not sit back and relax and sip your mug of warm Gingerbread coffee and remember that sugar and spice make everything nice. Get your Green Mountain Gingerbread Coffee K-Cups.
This year’s house created by chef Bill Yosses is weighing in at 350 lbs. It is actually made from Gingerbread but is then covered with White Chocolate.
From the side, you can see the garden.
And, just for good reference, here is last year’s house. Bo the dog gets to be in with both year’s houses.
Now, the part where you make your own. The first step is to get your hands on Yosses’ recipe. Which, lucky for us this year, he has shared!
The basic ingredients are what you would expect:
8 oz (2 sticks) butter, soft
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs, large
1 cup molasses
7 cups All Purpose flour
¼ tsp ginger ground
¼ tsp cinnamon, ground
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Lemon zest from 1 lemon
Orange zest from 1 orange
So we don’t get in trouble here for copying something provided by the White House, your next step will be to jump over to the Obama Food blog to get the order or mixing, etc…
If you have ever wondered about the history and facts of the White House yearly Gingerbread House, the same site has it all, starting with the Nixons.
Update: we were just told about a version of Bill Yosse’s Gingerbread cookies made with Splenda is also available.
I wish I had seen this before I did so many cookies last weekend. Instead of just an outline of a Gingerbread Man to cut cookies, these from Hammer Song cut a cute little guy that includes a little heart. What a way of saying Happy Holidays with Love!
The cutter is tin and makes a 2 inch tall, 1 1/2 inch wide little Ginberbread Man. If your not familier with Hammer Song cutters, they are hand crafted cutters designed by a couple in America. What I have loved using their cutters in the past is that the cookies look just a little different from what everyone else has so you give out unique cookies that people know you made without looking, er… homemade.
Fancy Flours is offering these cutters for sale along with instructions on how to make the perfect Gingerbread Man cookies using these cutters.
Calling all kids and parents! Time to make the Gingerbread cottages. Once again, Martha Stewart does not dissapoint with this fun Gingerbread Cottage project. This is a fun and yummy project that does not take too much time and really is so much fun for the whole family. Make a Tudor Gingerbread House, a Gingerbread Country Woodsy House, a Peprmint Palace Gingerbread House and More!For features such as green gumdrop hedges or a blue jelly bean path, buy sweets in bulk at a candy shop or online. Cover the ground with a blanket of snowy shredded coconut for a wondrous display you can enjoy all season. Details Here for Gingerbread Cookie Cottages.
We are loving that cupcakes are so popular and are having a blast visiting bakeries that bake these treats and are really enjoying the super yummy cupcakes (I think my dentist is enjoying the visits I have been making lately too). So, in all true form that we love Everything Gingerbread….here is a tasty Martha Stewart recipe we found for you all for a spicy Gingerbread Cupcake and it looks so cute decorated with tiny Gingerbread men and Gingerbread boy sugared candies. Enjoy!
This whole grain cake has no refined sugar but lots of flavor. Just because it is called Healthy and made with Whole Wheat, you may be surprised at how great it tastes. With winter still upon us, try this cake warm from the oven with some whipped cream. Uh… low fat whipped cream.