The December 2009 Daring Bakers’ challenge was brought to you by Anna of Very Small Anna and Y of Lemonpi. They chose to challenge Daring Bakers’ everywhere to bake and assemble a gingerbread house from scratch. They chose recipes from Good Housekeeping and from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book as the challenge recipes.
I know this post is a day late, the reveal date is the 27th December, but I have been very busy so far this holiday season.
The house is a little crooked and I didn’t get any good pictures, but I still think the house is pretty cute.
After skipping out on last month’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge it was time for me to get back into the game. Since I am from Norway I thought I should use the Scandinavian recipe. After reading through it I realized that it was not the same recipe we normally use in Norway. I added half a teaspoon of pepper, making my house a Norwegian pepper cake house (Pepperkakehus) instead of a gingerbread house. I had a lot of fun doing this challenge and I’m happy with the way my house turned out even though it looks like it was made by kids. I had good decorating help from Brittany and we had a great night with some friends decorating gingerbread men.
I think this will be it for now, I’m in Norway enjoying the holidays and the snow. Happy holidays to all my readers!