Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas!



Yes, it did taste very good! It's not completely crunchy, but that makes it easier to eat. We felt like Hansel and Gretel breaking off chunks of house to eat...

Thursday, 23 December 2010

I made a cute gingerbread house!



I have never made one before, and every year at least one of the kids asks for it, so I decided to have a go. While it's not perfect, the photo really doesn't do it justice and I was really pleased with the results. (And so were the kids!) I found a great recipe and set of instructions; here's the link: www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4900/simple-gingerbread-house . The recipe for the gingerbread is vegetarian, being egg-free, and I just mixed an icing sugar and water paste for the "snow" to glue it together with, thus avoiding egg white. I used vegan margarine instead of melted butter, of course. Can't tell you about the taste yet, as we haven't had the heart to demolish it!