Before I forget...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.
The rules were simple: free standing, everything edible, no graham crackers – we had to bake our own gingerbread and use templates to cut it out.
Now let’s continue...it was Christmas Eve and I called on Dan because I needed a second pair of hands to help me support the structure. I held one wall while Dan moved the front wall – with a few cracks – (I thought it had character) to join to it. He was ready for me to paint on the sugar syrup to hold it together. In my defence, I really couldn’t see with all the gingerbread stuff, hands etc in the way, ---so...
Twas the night before Christmas and I heard a scream...it seemed in this challenge we weren’t a team. He jumped up and down and dropped the front wall, put his finger in his mouth and ran down the hall. His tongue was now burnt and I stood there concerned. He showed me his big blister and his tongue that was burned!
The house was in shambles!!!! Dan was injured and my gingerbread man was homeless....
We tried to piece the house together and even tried to prop it up with spice bottles. Nothing! Nothing! was working out! We laughed and laughed... and then piled up the pieces and Dan took a bite of the roof...
SSSHHH don't tell anyone but I am going to try it again..
Merry Christmas from all of us at SweetSadies!
Until we bake again