via Beekman 1802
I love this time of the year, and at some point, I will make a few of these gingerbread men sandwiches. What a refreshing treat it will be, even if it is in January. The original recipe calls for homemade frozen orange custard, but I'm going to buy the ice cream and add some orange zest to it.
What caught my eye was the recipe for the ginger bread.
HARD GINGER BREAD (from The Presidential Cookbook, 1896) “Stir to a cream one cupful of butter and a half a cupful of brown sugar; add to this two cupfuls of cooking molasses, a cupful of sweet milk, a tablespoonful of ginger, a teaspoonful of ground cinnamon; beat all thoroughly together. Beat into this two cups of sifted flour, then a teaspoonful of soda, dissolved in a spoonful of water, and last, two more cupfuls of sifted flour.” Roll to a thickness of 1/4” on a lightly floured surface. Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes.
Right before Thanksgiving, I made a whimsical mesh wreath for the side door of our house so our sweet next door neighbor Isabelle could enjoy it.
I didn't get around to making any, but these cupcake liner trees via Tater Tots and Jello are too cute.