Archive for November, 2008
You will love this one and it is not too difficult to make! This is a gorgeous stately Georgian Gingerbread House and true to its heritage it does include Georgian Colonial features: Square, symmetrical shape. Paneled front door at center, Decorative crown over front door, Flattened columns on each side of door, Five windows across front, Paired chimneys and a Pitched roof. Visit here for details BHG to make this lovely Colonial Gingerbread House.
We were at the William Sonoma store a couple days ago and they just received the limited edition Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a super cute tin. The comforting aroma of fresh-baked Gingerbread is synonymous with wintertime celebrations so it is time to start the baking of Gingerbread cookies. The cookie mix contains ingredients like fine-ground ginger, Korintje cinnamon from Indonesia, premium molasses and cloves. Preparation is easy enough for the entire family to take part: Just add butter and eggs. I plan to whip up a batch of these tasty treats this coming weekend – yummy.
We were at the William Sonoma store a couple days ago and they just received the limited edition Gingerbread Man cake pan. It is a nonstick baking pan that transforms Gingerbread Men from the traditional flat cookies to delicious little cakes. Pan bakes six individual Gingerbread Men shaped cakes with their familiar outline and three-dimensional detail so you can catch them right out of the oven and add currants for eyes and cherries for buttons. I plan to whip up a batch of these tasty cakes this coming weekend.
Just happened upon an amazing university that specializes in Gingerbread education! Courses ranging from Gingerbread 101, 210, 301, 401- each designed to teach a different level of Gingerbreadology from basics to creating and decorating masterpieces!
Gingerbreadology 101 – One hour. Always available. Is a most popular activity. Perfect for children, mom’s, grandmas, grandpas & dad’s. Learn to decorate your own pre-baked, pre- assembled deluxe Gingerbread House or other specialty piece. Take home your own “one-of-a-kind” fully decorated, totally edible Gingerbread creation to display or consume! For more information visit the Gingerbread University.
This is the cutest Gingerbread house! Out front are seven Gingerbread kids playing on sleds and waiving from the balcony. The house is surrounded by green gumdrop pine trees with white snowballs. The house roof is colorfully decorated with a variety of flavorful candies and treats. Even the walkway up to the house is a sweet welcoming one and the balcony above is a statement piece of architecture for these Gingerbread kids. The Best of Times will be had for sure with this amazing Gingerbread House creation! Visit here for details.
While at Costo we were looking over the movies and there was a big display of Shrek The Halls special holiday movie with “Gingy” the Gingerbread boy Ty Beanie baby. This is sure to be a collector’s item! I am thrilled as I now have a Gingerbread Beanie Baby! Hurry and get yours before they run out as they only $15.99.
Petsmart has these New Gingerbread men plush dog toys that come in two sizes. With a nice appliqué border around the edges, a bright red bow tie, mint buttons and sweet smile, these Gingerbread Men are ready for your best buddy. My sweet Bichon Frise puppy dog will be getting one of these plush Gingerbread man toys for Christmas!
The White House in Washington D.C. always creates such a magical holiday at Christmas time. A few years back a spectacular Gingerbread house was created with white chocolate columns, sugar windows, and a foundation made from chocolate glue. The White House Gingerbread house, created by White House pastry chef Thaddeus DuBois, was on display in the State Dining Room. I am very excited to learn about the 2008 White House Christmas and what the decorations will entail. Visit back at Gingerbreadfun.com as I will surely be posting up pictures and details as soon as the announcement is made.
Ever heard of British Gingerbread? It is a cake flavored with ginger and treacle. The French equivalent (pain d’epice), whose name means literally “spice bread”, is a cake with a basis of flour, honey and spices. Gingerbread was formerly regarded primarily as a fairground delicacy. Although it is mainly eaten at teatime or at festivals (particularly in Belgium and Germany). Gingerbread (French or English varieties) can easily be made at home. The best results for pain d’epice are achieved with a strong-flavored honey, such as buck-wheat or heather honey. Wheat flour is generally used (sometimes mixed with rye flour); flavorings can include orange flower water, ginger, orange or lemon zest, star anise or cinnamon, or a mixture of spices. For both kinds, orange or apricot marmalade may also be added to the mixture. After baking, the top of the cake may be decorated with pieces of angelica, green walnuts, or candied orange peel. For more information and for recipes visit British Gingerbread.