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I was waiting Christmas from September but when they came deep in the heart I was already waiting for the spring 🙂 It’s good that for Christmas everything was planned and I knew that maybe it”s the first and the last Christmas when I can spend a lot of time doing something for them. So I didn’t hesitate and did almost everything I could. That’s why in this blog before Christmas there was no entries – I didn’t want that the surprise presents were known before getting them.
This (now it’s last) year I made gingerbread cookies for the first time. And I wasn’t lazy so I made two gingerbread houses. This cute house was brought to my son”s group in the kinder-garden. I finished it in tree days without a hurry 🙂 The first day was set for baking the houses, the second – for building those houses, the third – for baking and making decorations. It was fun 🙂 and scary – when I wanted to show houses to my kids and one of them started to rip the Christmas tree while the other tried to take off the door from the other house 🙂 And then I had to hear a lot of prayers “Mommy, please please please let me eat this house”, my heart was aching saying “Sorry, not now”. I regret to say that we didn’t taste neither of houses… The second house went left in the place where we celebrated Christmas. Who ate it said that it was very tasty (what can you expect when lickerish family eats the house for whose decorations was used half kilogram of sugar powder?) 🙂
Now I will try to write down all sources of ideas/recipes that next time when I decide to make gingerbread houses I could spend less time browsing the web 🙂
The template of the house is taken from Martha Stewart”s website
The houses were glued and the snow was made from royal icing. The proportions for royal icing I used: 1 egg white, 200 g sugar powder and pinch of lemon acid. This amount was enough for building the houses and make a little bit of snow on the roof. But for icicles and to cover all roofs with snow I had to make royal icing two more times. So in total I made white royal icing three times.
I tried to make almond herringbone from Neringos blog, but baked sponge-cakes” tops were very slender so herringbones bow down. I was afraid to proceed with Neringa recipe descriptions so I just one more time prepared royal icing, coloured it with green food colour and sprinkle with it herringbone” sponge-cakes. But what can I say… the wind was very strong and for more it started to snow so my herringbone were leaning.
Next it was time for snowmen. I saw very beautiful snowmen in Minjina Kuhinjica blog but I used only visual material for making snowmen” scarfs. My snowmen are made of Coconut candies that I saw in Jogos mityba
Snowmen scarfs I made from Chewits candies.
I think I wrote all the sources. Hope that it will be helpful not only for me in the future but for someone else more 🙂
Author: Aušra Date: 2010-10-17 Carrot muffins where you can’t feel carrots because it smells banana 🙂 If you don’t like the taste of carrots in bakings – these muffins are just for you. Carrot muffins …
I bake this bread more then a year. But as always, the best recipes hardly reach the blog 🙂 Because I bake it very often and know all ingredients in my head. This bread is perfect. Really 🙂 After founding this bread I don’t buy any bread at store. Or maybe just in big gatherings when I don’t have time to bake more of this bread. 🙂
At last I found bread that my hubby really enjoyed eating it 🙂 Yeah… For long time I baked only bread without the crust. But now I have big hopes that we will make a break with it and start baking this potato bread. By the way, the taste of this bread is slightly similar to “švilpikai” 🙂
Very good snack. Kids came from the kinder-garden and ate only these sticks till none was left. I had to hide some for photo session. I baked them already two times. The first time I rolled sticks in sesame seeds, but the next day I had joy cleaning all house with vacuum-cleaner from the seeds 🙂 The next time I put sesame seeds inside the dough and it was more practical and the taste didn’t differ very much.
It’s super easy but super good! I couldn”t imagine that I will like it so much. Before I tried this dough, dumplings at my house was really a guest. But now I prepare them with meat, curd or other chosen filling. My family likes it. I saw that Skanus gyvenimas prepared very similar dumpling dough but with eggs. I didn”t tried it yet, but sure it should taste even more better. But anyway, the recipe below gives very plastic, not sticking, unshrinkable dough. It”s a little bit like plasteline 🙂 And I just love it.