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Old 12-30-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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ISO TNT Gingerbread recipe

My daughter wants to make a gingerbread house with her boyfriend tomorrow.
I got her these silicon gingerbread house mold.
I thought it would come with a recipe book, but I obviously thought wrong :)

Just looking fora gingerbread recipe that will cook successfully in a silicon mold, tastes good, and will be structurally sound construct a gingerbread house with.

If anyone has any tips or suggestions on making a gingerbread house, id be eager to hear them.

I guess a question i would have is, how far in advance should the gingerbread be cooked prior to building the house. I would assume it should have sufficient time to cool.

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Old 01-01-2016, 07:19 AM   #2
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Im surprised no one has an tnt gingerbread recipes for a gingerbread house.
Anyway, My daughter went with a recipe from the food network magazine, and unfortunately, it wasn't sturdy enough and the roof sagged. Assuming we don't find another recipe, we will reengineer the structure for more support.

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Old 01-01-2016, 08:24 AM   #3
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Ahh, a quick course in architecture is called for. Good luck with the restoration.

I seem to recall grocery store magazines near the checkout counters used to have Christmas covers with different gingerbread houses on them. Haven's seen / don't pay attn. to them lately.

When Jr. was younger I know we made gingerbread houses a couple of years. When we made gingerbread man cookies. He was not a candy/ sweets eater and hid his Halloween candy under his bed. Of course we found it and both of us took turns raiding his treasure for snickers and milky ways. But the hard candy was used to decorate the house. One year we just used graham crackers and plenty of presumably powdered sugar frosting.
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:54 AM   #4
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I would think any recipe you would use to make gingerbread men would work for gingerbread slabs for a house. I haven't made gingerbread men/women for eons, but I remember they were pretty stiff and crunchy and would hold up for house-building. Obviously, the cake type of gingerbread would not be structurally sound.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:19 AM   #5
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When what to my wondering eyes did appear!!!



Move Over Gingerbread House, The Pizza House Is In Town


If you don't find a gingerbread recipe maybe you could try this.
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Move Over Gingerbread House, The Pizza House Is In Town


If you don't find a gingerbread recipe maybe you could try this.

Love it!
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I'm a little late to the party because I've never made a GB house. SO did it once and all I remember from that endeavor was that the gingerbread that's best for building houses doesn't make a great cookie.

So if you're still looking, go for a recipe for GB houses, not cookies.
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I've made gingerbread ornaments that included apple sauce and a goodly squirt of Elmers glue. You could run over them with a Mack truck and they would remain intact. I probably wouldn't eat them though.
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My daughter set out a gingerbread house craft for her 12 nieces and nephews on Christmas, using graham crackers and a couple of cans of frosting as the glue. They loved it. Many of them are under 6, so she built the houses and they got to decorate them.
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Move Over Gingerbread House, The Pizza House Is In Town


If you don't find a gingerbread recipe maybe you could try this.
Much better Idea than the Gingerbread house!!!
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ISO TNT Gingerbread recipe My daughter wants to make a gingerbread house with her boyfriend tomorrow. I got her these silicon gingerbread house mold. I thought it would come with a recipe book, but I obviously thought wrong :) Just looking fora gingerbread recipe that will cook successfully in a silicon mold, tastes good, and will be structurally sound construct a gingerbread house with. If anyone has any tips or suggestions on making a gingerbread house, id be eager to hear them. I guess a question i would have is, how far in advance should the gingerbread be cooked prior to building the house. I would assume it should have sufficient time to cool. Larry 3 stars 1 reviews
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