Gingerbread house making: the reality


Photo by Grace Gorenflo

Have you ever wanted to make a mediocre gingerbread house? So did we. Here’s how we managed to spend three hours making a gingerbread house that is just slightly less than mediocre.

By Keegan Dolinar and Grace GorenfloIngredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses or dark corn syrup
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water

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two 3 by 5 in. rectangles

two 3 by 5.5 in. rectangles

two 3 in. wide pieces with 3 in. to the roof line and slanted to a peak of 5.5 in.

four 1.5 by 1 in. rectangles

one piece 1.5 in. to the roof line and slanted to a peak 2.5 in.