(English) Gingerbread

Roopa I know, I know. Why English gingerbread in a German baking class? They’re actually quite different, as German “gingerbread” (lebkuchen) doesn’t use any ginger; rather, it uses rye flour and honey to get that particular flavour. German lebkuchen tends to be quite soft and not ideal for making gingerbread structures, which is why we … More (English) Gingerbread

Gingerbread House

Alana I got gingerbread house cookie cutters for Christmas a few years ago, and had yet to make a gingerbread house from scratch! I was already making some gingerbread cookies for a cookie exchange, so I doubled my recipe and cut out pieces for my gingerbread house. Because I used my usual recipe and not … More Gingerbread House

Gingerbread Cookies

Roopa It’s Christmas! Which means it’s baking time!!! Owing to work and vacation time and what not, I’m actually in Vancouver for Christmas rather than in Edmonton with my family. One of my coworkers took pity on me and adopted me for Christmas dinner! Naturally, I brought over dessert. I was considering shortbread cookies and … More Gingerbread Cookies

Spicy Gingerbread Cookies Make a Comeback!

Alana This weekend was the staff “Festive Gathering” for my unit, potluck style! I love seasonal goodies, so I decided I would make gingerbread cookies and meringues (for gluten-free peeps). I feel like at this point the spicy gingerbread cookie recipe is tried and true, but I feel obligated to mention that it was warmly received … More Spicy Gingerbread Cookies Make a Comeback!

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Icing

Roopa I’m feeling pretty motivated to try out new recipes right now, so today I decided on a gingerbread cupcake with lemon buttercream icing. I was a little skeptical of the ginger-lemon combination, but google informed me that it’s an excellent pairing. To be perfectly honest, I’m not the best judge of anything where ginger … More Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Icing

Gingerbread Cookies

Alana I’m finished my first semester of nursing FINALLY. As a post-finals/pre-Christmas celebration, Theresa, my nursing comrade, suggested a group of us get together and decorate gingerbread cookies!  Gingerbread! Theresa lent me cookie cutters because I don’t have the right one to make the people, but the proportions weren’t quite right. I decided that the … More Gingerbread Cookies