今個 2008 年我同朋友屋企開左個聖誕 Party, 所以我做左一間 Hello Kitty GingerBread House (薑餅屋) 一齊慶祝~
With mixer running, gradually add flour, beating until completely mixed.
Lightly flour a pastry board or mat. Roll out a portion of the dough until flat, but not so thin that you cannot pick it up without it tearing. Drape it over the rolling pin and move to the prepared baking sheet.
Continue rolling the dough to an even thickness on the baking sheet. This is easily achieved by placing two equally thick wooden strips on either side of the baking sheet to support the rolling pin. An even thickness is important. Lower areas will bake darker in color and be more brittle. You will need about 2 cups of dough for each 1/8-inch thickness, about 4 cups for each 1/4-inch slab, and about 6 cups for each 3/8-inch slab.
Bake two sheets of dough at a time. Bake until fairly firm in the center. The temperature and time will vary with the thickness of the slab. For 1/8-thick slabs, bake in preheated 300 F. oven for about 1 hour; for 1/4-inch slabs, bake at 275 F. about 1-3/4 hours; and for 3/8-inch slabs, bake at 275 F. about 2-1/4 hours.
After 30 minutes, position your gingerbread house pattern cut-outs as close together as possible on the sheet of cookies. Cut around the pattern with a sharp knife, remove the pattern, and separate the scrap pieces (may be baked later to eat). Return house pieces to the oven, swapping their rack positions, and continue to bake.
While the pieces are baking, any remaining dough may be rolled out for cookies or additional decorative gingerbread house pieces.
When pieces are finished baking, loosen gently with a flat spatula and let them cool on the sheet another 5 to 10 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.
Yield: about 9 cups dough, or 4-1/2 slabs 1/8 inch thick, 2-1/2 slabs 1/4 inch thick, or 1-1/2 slabs 3/8 inch thick. Each full slab is 10 by 15 inches.
Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and water until frothy. Blend in sugar on high speed until stiff, 5 to 10 minutes. Use immediately or cover and use within 8 hours.
For decoration, I went to “Sweet Shop”, u know “小X蜂” (I brought about $50 hk dollors will be enough for the whole house) and choose lot of sweets with different style and colours so that the gingerbread house become more colourful, you can use icing to stick the sweets on the house, it was fun (~_~)/
At the end of the Xmas party, we break the house, it was funny, I will try to upload the video to show everyone, it was so funny~
My friend ate my Hello Kitty~ \(x_x)/