gingerbread housePosted: 20/12/2012
The first door to be opened on the advent calendar was a picture of a little gingerbread house, to which Tabitha said “what’s that called?” I explained what it is and showed her a photo of the one I made last year and it seemed to jog her memory and ever since she has been talking about one and I have been pondering on the idea of making another one. Well today wasn’t so unbearably hot that the oven couldn’t be on for a little while so we set to making a gingerbread house together (with the help of a quick dash to my neighbour’s house for some more butter!)
I learnt from last year’s mistake and remembered that the measurements in the book for the roof were wrong so made my own up for that part and kept the decorations a bit simpler with just white chocolate fudge icing. I’m guessing it won’t stay intact for very long – I have a feeling this will be a new tradition in this home, seen as we’re not actually that keen on traditional Christmas cake anyway – plus the gingerbread is super quick to bake in the oven in these warmer temperatures…….