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Gingerbread House Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Michelle Gerlach
Added: Thursday, March 1, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 c molasses
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cloves
1 1/2 tsp soda
2 tbsp vinegar
5 c flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2-3 tsp ginger

Directions:
Directions:
Cream together shortening, sugar and egg. Then add, mixing in well the remaining ingredients. If dough becomes too stiff for your mixer, you may have to mix in the final cup of flour with your hands. Enough flour is added when the dough does not stick to your hands. If dough is soft, it should be chilled for 2-3 hours before rolling out.
Coat a cookie sheet with a light film of vegetable oil. Lightly flour a rolling pin. Place approx 2 cups of dough in the middle of the cookie sheet and flatten with your hands. Roll out to the edges of the cookie sheet. Should be about 1/4 in thick. Lay as many pattern pieces as possible on the rolled dough, allowing about 1/2 inch between pieces. Cut around each piece with a sharp knife. Remove excess dough. Reserve scraps for future use.
Bake pieces for 8-10 minutes. Pieces should be light brown. While gingerbread is still warm, lay the pattern pieces back on their corresponding gingerbread pieces. With a sharp knife, trim where pieces have expanded.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 houses
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
It take a few days but is worth it
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Step to build a gingerbread house
1.) Design and pattern house. 2.) Prepare base. 3.) Make gingerbread dough. 4.) Roll and cut dough pieces. 5.) Bake and trim the pieces. 6.) Set aside for a minimum of 48 hours. 7.) Make frosting. 8.)Place door and windows. 9.)Apply trim: door, windows, ect. 10.)Add holly and make a tree. 11.)Let the frosting harden 12-14 hours. 12.)Assemble the house; stand it up. 13.)Decorate the base, roof and sides. 14.)Complete the yard. 15.)Finish the edges.
Take your time and let the frosting set.

 

 

 

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