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Monday, December 21, 2009

graham cracker houses


After reading the Better Homes and Gardens Dec. 2009 issue, I decided that we needed to make some houses, too. It was pretty easy. I've baked gingerbread houses before, and I can never get beautiful flat pieces. My pans are always warped. The main difference between the royal icing I used to make graham cracker houses (recipe in BHG) vs. gingerbread houses is that I made in the past is that the graham cracker icing was runny. It still hardened like a rock, but took a long time to set. It did not work for making icicles and fences.

I pre-assembled the cracker squares like the magazine said -- using caramel to set the squares at right angles. Each one-story house needs three of these, two for the house and one for the roof.

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Blogger GP & GM Campbell said...

Mitty cute project. So proud of all the things you and the family do together. Merry Christ Mas, to all with our LOVE. Gramps and Grandma.

December 25, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

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