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How to make a Gingerbread House by Emily age 2.....

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First you get your Mummy to buy a ginger bread house kit from a shop.
Put your apron on and wash your hands. Then you look what’s inside the box

and examine the contents.

Roll out the gingerbread dough on a flowered board like this……….

Then you ask mummy to help you to cut out the shapes and put them on a baking tray……and let your Mummy put them in the oven to cook a bit…


When the oven does a noise Mummy has to be careful and take them out to cool down…Then you just squeeze some of the icing in a bag onto the shapes and you just ask Mummy to hold the sides together while they stick..
And this is what it should look like if you have been very good and put it together alright…

You can stick the smarties on the walls then but be careful not to knock the house down…be gentle…and it’s ok if you eat a few…

Then you can sprinkle the snow all over it……and eat all the tiny bits of candy that has spilt all over the bench…

……and that is how you build a Gingerbread House.

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Nothing like starting young..... And the next project is...?

1 Dec, 2011

 

loving it well done..:-)

1 Dec, 2011

 

so so sweet HB - nice work there :)))))))))))))))))))

1 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks O,S and P, she enjoyed herself very much, especially eating up the bits of ingredients left........Isn't it funny how all children like uncooked mixtures when they are under 5...even yorkshire pudding mix.....yuk.

1 Dec, 2011

 

I love cake mixture Homebird !!!

1 Dec, 2011

 

Well yeh, I must admit to licking the spoon and running a finger round the mixing bowl...:o))

1 Dec, 2011

 

Gingerbread is the best ! I often buy myself a gingerbread man and eat it exactly the same way I did as a child...Legs first then the arms. I prefer the ones with currants for eyes and buttons...Lol

Well made little Emily. (cute)

1 Dec, 2011

 

Well done Emily! You've brought back lovely memories of making a blackberry pie when I was in charge of my grand-daughter for a day. We went to the forest to pick the berries, soaked them carefully, went 'Eeeergh!' at the sight of a couple of little drowned maggots, Nanna made the pastry, grand-daughter rolled it out - then rolled it again, screwed it all up and re-rolled it until it was grey and slimey, Nanna secretly used her pastry to make the pie while Grand-daughter used Nanna's cutters to make shapes to put on the pie, then we watched Postman Pat until the pie was cooked, placed the cooked shapes on it and dusted - liberally!!!! - with icing sugar. Strangely Mummy's face went all wet when she came to collect her budding cook!

2 Dec, 2011

 

A clever little girl..and only two..:o)Emily is so pretty..I also remember those lovely days...and the grey pastry too!
Luckily for me,it was Daddy who had to sample it,when he came home from work !She looks right at home in your kitchen,Homebird..and glad she was rewarded for her efforts..I am looking forward to doing this before long..I think .:o)

2 Dec, 2011

 

that's great Hb looks yummy too.. :-)

2 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks for sharing your memories Pim,Nariz and Bloomer. It's such a pleasure baking with little ones isn't it, and it doesn't matter what you are making together, they are eating the ingredients as you go along.......and can't wait for it to cool down to try their results. :o)))
We made coloured buns last weekend and little fingers slipped with the red colouring....wow....never seen such red buns before. Did you know that if you put yellow jelly in a blue dish it looks green till you lift it on the spoon. The children think it's magic....

2 Dec, 2011

 

I will try that with Thomas..he has a blue dish here..just need a yellow jelly..I only have orange at the moment..
I bet Emily loved the red buns better though .:o))..be a good idea for Christmas ones..

2 Dec, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Love it, Missed out on that being a boy Mum bought me Plasticine to make things did not taste nice even though i used to make Carrots.lol

2 Dec, 2011

 

Oh! Brian, thats so funny. I can't stop chuckling.... :o)))

2 Dec, 2011

 

How lovely, great blog. Lucky you've got a little girl there - when my boys were that age, they were about as delicate as large elephants...

2 Dec, 2011

 

Oh well done, clever Emily, did it taste as good as it looked?

2 Dec, 2011

 

I meant to ask, did Emily lick the mixing bowl? My boys used to fight over it, so one would have the mixing spoon and the other the bowl, and they took it in turns.

2 Dec, 2011

 

what a little treasure....xxx

Bamboo I still lick the spoon when I've mixed the christmas cake just to make sure it tastes right you know.....

2 Dec, 2011

 

Ha ha - we shouldn't really, eggs being possibly salmonella ridden these days, but I still do it too - just not with the Christmas cake, which I don't really like, cooked or uncooked. I like the marzipan and icing, but not the cake...

2 Dec, 2011

 

Emily thought the gingerbread dough was yummy Dd. We have to wait 'til Christmas to see what the house tastes like. When Matthew comes (he's 7) there's flour everywhere Bamboo. Must be something perculiar to lads.....lol. Daren't let him sieve anything after we had clouds of flour in the kitchen and I was prematurely white haired....
Emily licks the bowl out and Samuel (10 months old) has the wooden spoon....
All the best cheffs insist on tasting their mixtures as they go along Pam, why shouldnt we....lol
Mmmmm Marzipan .....best bit of the Christmas cake I reckon.

2 Dec, 2011

 

I was just trying to imagine either of my sons gently applying smarties to the roof of that house at Emily's age - nope, not possible;-))

2 Dec, 2011

 

I'll let you into a secret Bamboo. Theres a large potato inside the house holding the walls up so she could press them on............. :o))

2 Dec, 2011

 

What a clever idea,Homebird..very enterprising ! Lol.

2 Dec, 2011

 

LOL! I hope you removed it when it was done...

2 Dec, 2011

 

:o))))

2 Dec, 2011

 

Very well done Emily, hope you enjoyed tasting it as much as you clearly loved making it. Hope you get the baking bug like I did. Ended up 40years as chef, so much fun to make and learn. 10/10 HB.

3 Dec, 2011

 

Lovely to see Emily being so industrious ... and having fun at the same time ... love the concentration on her face while she's using the rolling pin! ... :o)

3 Dec, 2011

 

Very clever girl. Such a nice decorated gingerbread house.

3 Dec, 2011

 

Thankyou very much Geordie. You must have enjoyed your job, most of the time, to have done it for so long. I do hope all the grandchildren will enjoy preparing and cooking decent food when they are older. (in case I need them to feed me in my dotage....lol)It's such a pleasure to do things like this with the little ones Shirley. They really try to copy everything you do. I enjoy it as much as they do. When Emily is here again this week Alex I will show her the blog and tell her what everyone says. It'll be mince pies this week I think, with some to save for Christmas week.

4 Dec, 2011

 

great blog homebird, emily is adorable, so cute :o)

4 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Sandra I love her to bits...... :o)

4 Dec, 2011

 

Nice blog Homebird .... Very talented :-)

4 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Louis, it's nice to do these sort of things with the little ones.

4 Dec, 2011

 

Oh Bless. She is gorgeous and clever. Got a very clever mum too. I love baking with our 3 yr old G/son and 5 yr old G/daughter. I visited them recently and took down some cake tins made of silicon. They were chuffed to bits with their rose and marigold shaped banana muffins and mummy was pleased that she will no longer need to buy muffin cases. They thought it was great fun using the pastry brushes to make sure every surface of the shapes were greased.

5 Dec, 2011

 

Another budding Cook in the Family....

5 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Scotsgran, I have some of the silicone bun cases but I didn't know you could get shaped ones too. I will have to keep a look out for them when I go shopping. Maybe the next time I go to the Cook Shop.
Schools don't teach 'proper' cooking and baking nowadays like we were taught Crissue.

5 Dec, 2011

 

I got them in Aldi or Lidl. They were really cheap, under a fiver I think and there were two trays in each box. Each tray holds 6 cakes. I also found a microwave cook book with easy to follow recipes and they were cooked in minutes. Young mums tend to worry about electricity bills if they are putting an electric oven on for just a few cakes. Measuring out the ingredients is a great way for children to learn about the discipline of accuracy or that the same weight in sugar, butter and flour look very different from each other. I suppose it is their first science lessons.

5 Dec, 2011

 

Schools don't teach 'proper' cooking and baking nowadays like we were taught Crissue.
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You're sure right there Hb, it's great to see the interaction between Mother and Daughter, makes me miss my Mum, just that little bit more...x

6 Dec, 2011

 

Awwwww, Crissue, sorry if I have made you sad.

7 Dec, 2011

 

Will have a look in Aldi when I go next week Scotsgran. I sometimes make a microwave sponge pudding but it has to be eaten that day or it goes hard. Quick though. I never thought about it giving them a science lesson, but it makes Matthew concentrate when he's weighing out ingredients as I ask him to check how much the recipe says we need first and then measure it out...

7 Dec, 2011

 

I have never tried making a pudding in the microwave,Homebird..but always willing to try..it is sometimes difficult if I am using the oven for other things ,when family come..

7 Dec, 2011

 

I will PM the recipe if you would like it Bloomer.

7 Dec, 2011

 

That would be great,Homebird..thanks :o)

7 Dec, 2011

 

No Hb It's fine, just memories, of a time gone by....:)))

8 Dec, 2011

 

Good Crissue, I'm glad.
I have PM'd the recipe for you Bloomer.

8 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Homebird..seen it and replied :o))

9 Dec, 2011

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