It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas

There’s a wreath on the front door.

thanks to Gardenmamas terrific tutorial, Felicity’s excellent execution and my fabulous fabric scraps

The tree has been decorated.

This important event required Felicity and Rory to wear appropriate clothing. And one of the decorations put on her party dress too.

He who Cooks is constructing a gingerbread village.

The gingerbread recipe is from Australian Good Taste December 2009.

Beat 250g butter, ¾ cup brown sugar and ⅓ cup golden syrup until pale and creamy. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Gradually stir in 5 cups plain flour sifted with 1 ½ tablespoons ground ginger, 1 ½ teaspoons bicarbobate of soda and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves. Knead until smooth. Wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 180°C. Divide dough in half and roll out between two sheets of baking paper until 5 mm thick. Transfer to lined baking tray. Overlay a template for the walls and roof shapes and lightly mark the dough. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. While still warm, cut out the shapes.

And another reason I know its getting close to Christmas?Next week it’s going to be 40°C (over 100 °F).

3 thoughts on “It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas

  1. A few years ago I made a gingerbread house. I live in Cairns, and it was so humid that the lollies dripped and the colors ran and the whole thing slowly collapsed. We called it the Gingerbread House of Usher.

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