Sunday, 16 December 2007
Hansel & Gretel time
We have had an introduction to the construction industry this week - for once, not courtesy of Bob the Builder (altogether now, "Can we fix it?") I saw a pretty gingerbread house on the cover of this month's BBC Good Food - not one of my regular reads, but still - and it seemed just the thing to occupy two little people who weren't dreadfully ill but ill enough not to be going off sneezing all over their classmates.
The recipe and patterns are on the BBC web site - the gingerbread is gorgeously crunchy and makes lovely little men. We had a couple of heart stopping moments when I dropped one of the panels while sticking the walls together - gulp - but the shell went together well:
and the decoration was huge fun:
We got out the edible glitter for the roof - well, what else did you expect? The hardest part was stopping them eating all the sweets before we'd decorated it ...