The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and assemble a gingerbread house from scratch. They chose recipes from Good Housekeeping and from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book as the challenge recipes.
This was a fun challenge especially since I as a child each year had a gingerbread house. My grandmother made the best one. You could not eat the house itself but believe me she put enough candy onto this things to last into the next year.
I am always amazed that grownups can get this exited about a little dough if they can build a candy covered house with it.
From the start it was clear that I would first build one with each of my boys.
I wanted something different and at the same time I wanted to follow the challenge so my gingerbread house is a gingerbread birdhouse.
The kid decorated it and even if I wanted to make something more grown up it just was more fun this way.
So how about building your own?
Do it, if you have kids do it with them. And don`t forget to let them eat at least the candy. You can find everything you need here.
See you next time.