Saturday, February 24, 2018

Vortex

Two rarities in Vancouver winter – sun and snow.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Gnome cookies

The extent of my cookie decorating abilities.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Gingerbread

I think I've perfected my spicy gingerbread recipe.  

Cream together:
1/2 C butter
1/2 C brown sugar
3 T molasses

Add in:
1 egg

Mix and fold into wet:
2 1/2 C sifted flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 T mixed spice*
2 T powdered ginger
1/4 t black pepper

chill 30 mins
roll out quite thin
350˚ approx 10 mins
Bake until golden around the edges – I like mine rather dry and bisquity. Keep checking bottoms to make sure they are not getting too dark.
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* my mixed spice:
3 T cinnamon
3 t ginger
2 t fresh ground nutmeg (approx 1/3 nut)
1 t cloves
1 t allspice
1/4 t cardamom

Friday, November 17, 2017