So you can see from yesterday's post that the traditional Christmas foods have very little to do with my love of the holiday. But I feel a bit left out not having our own traditions. So I am on a mission to find some.
I have always been fascinated by gingerbread houses and have only made them from kits. We bought a simple one from IKEA last year, which was easy for a 3 year old to use with my help. But became stale quite quickly.
A few weeks ago I finally made a batch of the most delicious gingerbread for my son's birthday party. I had the kids make mini gingerbread houses and it was a big hit.
The recipe came from Usborne's Christmas Baking Book. It was a gift from his aunt for his birthday. It was good timing. I had chosen another to make that morning, but when he opened his gift I had a quick look through. It does not require chilling, so a real timesaver, and is lovely and cakey gingerbread.