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Structural Ginger bread for houses Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kara Blackburn

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup corn syrup
1cup Honey
1 1⁄2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 1⁄4 cups margarine
4 cups all-purpose flour
5 cups Whole Wheat flour
1⁄2 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Directions:
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, heat corn syrup, honey, brown sugar and margarine until margarine has melted and sugar has dissolved completely. Stir until smooth.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Add syrup-sugar-margarine mixture. Mix well.
Wrap the dough in plastic and let it rest at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the dough 1/4-inch thick onto a sheet of parchment cut to fit your baking pan.
Lightly flour the cardboard patterns and place them on the rolled-out dough, leaving a 1-inch space between pieces. Try to fit as many as you can without crowding. For clean edges, cut with a pizza wheel. Remove and reserve excess dough. Reroll dough scraps for the remainder of the pieces.
Grab the opposite edges of the parchment paper and transfer to the baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until pieces are firm and lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely before removing from pans.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My mom makes this every year Around Christmas. We design and build new houses every year. It gets a little extravagant. The trick to making your house stay up is to hot glue them together and then cover it up with icing. No one is actually going to eat the house so feel free to cheat. The fun part is the decorating anyway.

 

 

 

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