Midnight Mass Festival of Trees Grande Prairie 2011
 
 
This is the recipe I use for all my gingerbread construction.
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Recipe type: Construction Grade Gingerbread
Cuisine: seasonal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in molasses and eggs.
  3. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  4. Divide dough into thirds and wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. *To make this non construction grade – add 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  6. A good tip for making gingerbread walls is to use cookie sheets that have no edges.
  7. It makes for much easier removal when you can slide them right off.
  8. I lightly spray my cookie sheets with a non stick spray and roll the dough directly onto the sheets. Roll the dough to a cm thick.
  9. Place the pattern on the dough.
  10. Using a ruler and a sharp knife cut out the walls.
  11. Place the cookie sheets into the refrigerator to chill for 25 minutes.
  12. This helps prevent the walls from spreading.
  13. Bake at 350° for 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
  14. When done remove immediately to a cooling rack.
  15. Once your walls are done you can get ready to do the siding.
Recipe by Nutmeg Disrupted at http://nutmegdisrupted.com/midnight-mass-gbh-2011-festival-of-trees-grande-prairie/