Monday, 3 December 2007

Gingerbread Boys & Girls

'Naked' gingerbread

Work in Progress

The Boys

The Girls


Another 1st time attempt! Really feel like giving myself a pat on my shoulder for this...hee. Its Xmas season, time for I decided to try to make gingerbreadman. My recipe produced 39 pieces of boys and gals, packed them in packs of 2. Brought them to the office today and distribute to close friends and colleagues who have kids.
Guess this is something that kids will appreciate it better than adults. Even before I reach office, I had given a pair out to one of my CCF kids, whom I saw at the bus-stop waiting for her school bus. She was delighted! Just seeing the smile on her face made my day.
I used the recipe from the book published by Culinary Institute of America. Pretty accurate, but just be careful about the amount of flour to be used. Depending on the flour, sometimes you may need to use a little more then stated in the recipe. My dough turn out so soft even after chilling, that i have to add in another tbsp of flour to make it rollable.
As for the icing... hee, its easy. 1.5 cups of icing sugar, sifted mix with 2tbsp of water. Pipe designs on the gingerbread using a paper cone. The CIA book provides good details on folding piping cones.

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