Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Twas a week before Christmas

On Monday, I decided to do some baking. I really wanted to make some gingerbread men for the simple reasons that they taste yummy and they make the house smell unreal. There's nothing like the smell of baking. I needed a gluten/dairy free recipe and thanks to Mama M.j she gave me her moms recipe which I adjusted to make GF/DF. After getting started on the gingerbread men, I also went ahead and made a Christmas cake, my first ever. Thanks to my uncle Tom for his recipe. I also adjusted this to make it GF/DF so that my girlfriend could enjoy it on Christmas day with the rest of us. Here are some pics from my day in the kitchen.

The end result of gingerbread men
Making Gluten Free Gingerbread Men: Here are the ingredients

Soft Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies
1 1/2 Cups dark molasses
1 Cup packed brown sugar
2/3 Cup of cold water
1/3 Cup of shortening
7 Cups of GF flour
2 Teaspoons GF baking soda
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon ground allspice
2 Teaspoons ground ginger
1 Teaspoons cinnamon
1 Teaspoon ground cloves

A close up of some ingredients for Christmas cake

Gingerbread men and then my uncle Toms recipe for Christmas cake