Gingerbread House Tips and a Pepperkaker Gingerbread Recipe

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If you didn’t get a chance to see the Facebook Live video with our own instructor Rowan Johnson demonstrating some great gingerbread house making techniques and tricks of the trade, now you’ll get your chance! In addition to a link to the video, Rowan shares her Grandmother’s recipe for Pepperkaker Gingerbread recipe here:


Ruth Johnson’s Pepperkaker Gingerbread


Butter, room temperature  2 sticks
Sugar  2 cp
Eggs, room temperature  2 ea
Molasses  1 cp
A.P. Flour  6 cp
Baking Soda  2 tsp
Ground Ginger  1 tsp
Cloves 2 tsp
Cinnamon 2 tsp
Orange Juice 4 Tbs
Orange Zest 1 ea
Salt 21 tsp


Oven Temperature: 325
1. Sift together the dry ingredients: A.P. flour, baking soda, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and salt.
2. Cream butter and sugar together.
3. Add eggs and molasses.
4. Add sifted dry ingredients, orange juice, and orange zest.
5. Form into two blocks and rest overnight.


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