This brings back great memories. I Used to make Gingerbread Houses with my grandma around Christmas. I remember it being so much fun!Very nice bakery. One of my german cookbooks has a gingerbread house for cover but never made it.
Most years if health is reasonable I bake fruitcake. This year I bake 2 fruitcakes, one is slightly smaller. No pictures. I use the light fruitcake recipe by Tess Mallos from her cookbook Cooking in Colour. I vary the dried fruits and age it with sherry, just added sherry just now to the fruitcakes. I baked them last sunday and added sweet sherry when they had cooled off so this is 2nd time and next two sundays I add more sherry.
When DD gets home from college I will bake her favorite chocolate cake.
Later this afternoon I bake some ginger cookies they are very warming so sort of medicinal food.
Oh that sounds good - I'll try that... thanks for sharing!Later this morning baking a trial batch of cookies, using my diy cocoa mix which was inspired by recipes in the old Sunset cookbooks from the 1970s. In a empty instant coffee jar I mix 2/3 cocoa powder 1/3 instant coffee add powdered cinnamon, a little nutmeg, ginger, a small bit of seasalt, few spoons brown sugar mix all together. To use as hot cocoa add to hot milk stir well, optional add marshmallow on top.