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Old Dec 11, 2009, 1:38 PM   #1
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Default Holiday Activities...gingerbread

Gingerbread houses are a tradition in my family. Before kids we participated in competitions, after kids we just made them to decorate. As the kids brought more kids home, I found myself making more and more houses. It took me three days to mix, roll, cut and bake 276 pieces for 46 houses. My kitchen looks like tract housing when they are all constructed. Leftovers are decorated and donated to the local service center. Here is a pile of local inhabitants.



Here's my recipe:
20 cups shortening
20 cups sugar
20 cups molasses
5 cups cold water
3/4 cup cinnamon
3/4 cup ginger
1/4 cup sugar
120 cups of flour
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 2:28 PM   #2
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Using the old adage "Its better to give than to receive", Id sure like to see you give me some of those cookies so I could receive them. hehehehehehe
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 2:55 PM   #3
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They look like jigsaw puzzle pieces! Nice close-up, great details.
Now if they could only figure out a way to have smellorama.
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 7:05 PM   #4
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That's a lot of gingerbread men. What do you mix 120 cups of flour in?
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 8:19 PM   #5
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Nice closeup. That's a lot of gingerbread
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Old Dec 11, 2009, 8:32 PM   #6
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That's a lot of gingerbread men. What do you mix 120 cups of flour in?
Two very large restaurant mixers.

Selvin, as far as your smellarama.....I went to the post office and they asked me if i was baking gingerbread....I smelled like it.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 9:45 AM   #7
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Nice job. Have you got any that are sugar-free? If so, send some my way.

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Old Dec 12, 2009, 11:56 AM   #8
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Nice job. Have you got any that are sugar-free? If so, send some my way.

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Sorry Cal, no sugar free, but I did make some gluten free.
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Oh goody, then you can send this gluten some free ones.
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