2013 Gingerbread house

gingerbread house

Well, it’s 2014 and it’s been a long time between blog posts. Oops. Whilst I know everyone is probably sick to death of turkey, ham, trifles and pudding and madly trying to work off the post-Christmas indulgence, I thought it might be worthwhile still posting a few pics of the 2013 Gingerbread house. I haven’t bothered posting the actual recipe here (but you can find it in last year’s post).

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Gingerbread house

gingerbread house completed

Market ingredient: Not applicable this week
Difficulty: Can be fairly difficult, depending on the degree to which you decorate
Deliciousness: So sweet
Did The Beard like it? He didn’t even get to try it. Unlucky.

A gingerbread house is really a labour of love. And man do I love making them. A bit of a family tradition in the Brown household, they were always the most hotly anticipated aspect of Christmas when we were kids. My Aunt & Uncle would bring one along every year and we would wait patiently all day, only to destroy it as we all scrambled to claim the lolly-filled chimney for ourselves. Whilst I could never take replace T&S’s role of gingerbread creators for family Christmases, I’ve taken it upon myself to be come the bearer of all things gingerbread at the Christmas party my friends & I have every year. Generally about a month out from Christmas, we get together to eat, drink and open ridiculous Secret Santa presents. Each person brings something and my role is always the house.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

Gingerbread house of 2010So it suddenly occurred to me in the wee hours of this morning that Christmas is almost upon us and I haven’t put a second’s thought to this year’s Gingerbread house! For those who are unaware of this event, I’ve made it a bit of an annual tradition to make up a gingerbread house for Friends Christmas Party we hold every year. I generally put the word out for feature requests and see what I can come up with. And each year I try to incorporate at least some of the features.

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