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Archive for December, 2009

Salvaged Gingerbread House: December Daring Bakers

The December 2009 Daring Bakersโ€™ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakersโ€™ 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.

I had a bit of a disaster with my house. Everything was going fine until the dough came out of the oven. In retrospect I should have realised that gluten-free flour would have been more prone to crumbling and therefore not ideal for creating a solid structure. Nonetheless I still had pieces big enough to create a small, minimalist version of my original plan and, I quite like it ๐Ÿ™‚

I used the cut out ginger cookie recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie Jar.


Spelt Cinnamon and Raisin Bagels

I used a recipe from Fernley-Whitingstall’s River Cottage Bread Handbook and substitued the bread flour with spelt. I also used the overnight rise method. First time success ๐Ÿ™‚

The key is to poach them in some molasses water first and then bake them. Really beautiful.

Hello Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚