December is here and it’s time to start getting into that cosy feeling of Christmas. One thing I like to do is to bake gingerbread house. It takes some time to make your own dough and everything, but it’s so much fun. And a gingerbread house really contributes with lots of Christmas atmosphere. I hope I’ll will find time to build one this year too.
Here comes a post from the past that can give some inspiration!
The Christmas tree is all dressed up and as I am writing my daughter Lovisa and her friend is decorating their gingerbread house. My own gingerbread creation, a combination of lighthouse and beach house, is just finished and is spreading a lovely sent through the house. As a pale but golden ray of December sun find its way through the windows I notice that the nostalgic feeling of Christmas has reach my home again.
I do the dough a few days ahead. You can actually do the dough a long time ahead, as the spices work as preservative and do a great job at keeping it fresh. Any classic recipe would work, but I usually use a little less baking powder, so it does not increase so much in the volume once in the oven. But then I am more generous of spices – to really get a lot of that lovely sent of Christmas in the house. I do a simple sketch, cut pieces out of paper, use a ruler and lot of patience. To glue the pieces together I use melted sugar. Lovisa gets a little angry with me because she does not get to help me as much as she wants, but sometimes mothers want to play by them themselves.
I looking forwards to this years creation. It will most probably a stable, as there is a lot going on in the stable here right now. More about that soon. Have a lovely Sunday!