12/6/12

gingerbread house...



happy holidays...

Nothing beats creating your own gingerbread house for Christmas. It's also a great way to get your family and friends involved in the holiday festivities. That what my friends and I did. It was so much fun as we were being kids again. We doubled this recipe, and baked gingerbread house pieces a couple days before assembly--to allow them to dry out and stiffen. We baked them a bit longer than gingerbread man, about 20 minutes because they were thicker and bigger. Kept them in airtight container, far away from all humidity.

For thick royal icing
- 6 large egg whites
- 7 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1. Using paddle attachment, beat egg whites with sugar until stiff.
2. Immediately place into a pastry bag.



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