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Memorabilia of the Night *Christmas Special*

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Gingerbread is a sweet that can take the form of a cake or a cookie in which the predominant flavor is ginger.

As a cookie, gingerbread can be made into a thin, crisp cookie (often called a ginger snap) or a softer cookie similar to the German Lebkuchen. Gingerbread cookies are often cut into shapes, particularly gingerbread men.

A variant dough is used to build gingerbread houses à la the "witch's house" encountered by Hansel and Gretel. These houses, covered with a variety of candies and icing, are popular Christmas decorations, typically built by children with the help of their parents.

Another variant uses a boiled dough that can be molded like clay to form inedible statuettes or other decorations. A significant form of popular art in Europe, major centers of gingerbread mould carving included Lyon, Nürnberg, Pest, Prague, Pardubice, Ulm, and Toru? (Polish: Toru?skie pierniki). Gingerbread moulds often displayed the "news", showing carved portraits of new kings, emperors, and queens, for example. Substantial mould collections are held at the Ethnographic Museum in Toru?, Poland and the Bread Museum in Ulm, Germany.

The cake form tends to be a dense, treaclely (molasses-based) spice cake. Some recipes add mustard, pepper, raisins, nuts, and/or other spices/ingredients to the batter. In one variation, the cake omits raisins or nuts and is served with warm lemon sauce. In the United States, the cake is more often served in the winter, particularly at Christmastime.

Originally, the term gingerbread (from Latin zingiber via Old French gingebras) referred to preserved ginger, then to a confection made with honey and spices.

Gingerbread is often translated into French as pain d'épices. Pain d'épices is a French pastry also made with honey and spices, but not crispy.

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I love making them, but they get to hard to eat.
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I LOVE Gingerbread Houses! We have a kit for one and we're going to make it before Christmas
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I never liked the taste of those, but i always liked the icing and what not.
 
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I've never actually made my own gingerbread house.
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TJ32 wrote:
I love making them, but they get to hard to eat.


O' rly?  I destroyed the gingerbread man's house and it's kind of soft...
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PnoyOutlaw wrote:


TJ32 wrote:
I love making them, but they get to hard to eat.


O' rly?  I destroyed the gingerbread man's house and it's kind of soft...



I used to play with them when i was younger, and destroy the house.
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oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i wanna eat it!!!!!!!
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RAND0MH3R0 wrote:
I've never actually made my own gingerbread house.


Points fingers and laffs..... hard!Smiley Very Happy

j/k but it wasn't really that cool. It was a fun memory but it must have been hell for my parents. I never ate any of them though because they didn't look tasty. Also sometimes we glued stuff onto it so that would definately not taste good.
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LBC_DEMON wrote:


RAND0MH3R0 wrote:
I've never actually made my own gingerbread house.


Points fingers and laffs..... hard!Smiley Very Happy

j/k but it wasn't really that cool. It was a fun memory but it must have been hell for my parents. I never ate any of them though because they didn't look tasty. Also sometimes we glued stuff onto it so that would definately not taste good.


What kind of glue are you using?  Don't tell me you used Elmer glue on your gingerbread house.
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