Step 3: Making the Gingerbread Dough

As I mentioned before,  I am giving you the recipe for one single batch, so that if you wanted to use it for something smaller you could go right on ahead and do that.

Gingerbread Recipe for one single batch:

  • 2 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Mixing the Gingerbread Dough

I used a little hand mixer for some of this, but sometimes it got too much for that! So most of the time I just ended  up doing it with my hands, and boy were they sore by the time I was done!

 Mix together the butter until it’s creamy smooth. Put the sugar into that and mix until it gets kind of fluffy and light. Mix in your eggs one at a time, then add Molasses and

Mix the dry ingredients in a separate large bowl– Flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and Salt.  Little bits at a time, add in the dry mixture to the wet, till you get a nice dough.  Wrap that puppy up, and put it in the refrigerator for 1 – 2 hours. Use this time to reflect or perhaps get inspiration and watch a Harry Potter Film.

Absolutely phenomenal! Seriously, you should be very proud of this creation!
<p>Wow, this is amazing! I attempted a gingerbread Hogwarts castle last year (that somewhat turned out) but this is so much more impressive! Great job!</p>
<p>I really hope you didn't eat this it is so beautiful</p>
Every year around the holidays I come back and stare at this, haha. IT'S PERFECT
But still cool
That house burned down
hehe .. just saw it on <a href="http://9gag.com/gag/6168886" rel="nofollow">9gag</a> and knew right where it was from.
Way Cool! <br>
en un mot... heu... &quot;superbe&quot; ?... &quot;magnifique&quot; ?... je ne sais pas... mais j'ai bien peur de ne pas oser me pr&Atilde;&copy;senter pour le prochain concours : qu'est-ce que je pourrais faire de mieux ?!?... rien... <br>vraiment, j'adore !!!... o&Atilde;&sup1; avez-vous trouv&Atilde;&copy; le &quot;dessin&quot; de base ?... je n'ai lu que des romans (non illustr&Atilde;&copy;s), mais j'ai souvent &Atilde;&copy;t&Atilde;&copy; d&Atilde;&copy;&Atilde;&sect;ue des illustrations que j'ai pu voir, m&Atilde;&ordf;me dans les films : &Atilde;&sect;a ne ressemblait jamais &Atilde;&nbsp; ce que j'avais imagin&Atilde;&copy; !... alors que l&Atilde;&nbsp;... j'y suis !... je &quot;reconnais&quot; le &quot;Terrier&quot; (nom donn&Atilde;&copy; en fran&Atilde;&sect;ais), je suis chez les Weasley !... je m'attends &Atilde;&nbsp; voir Arthur traverser la cour... Harry, Ron et Hermione pr&Atilde;&copy;parer leurs plans dans un coin... et Molly sortir pour voir quelles b&Atilde;&ordf;tises les jumeaux sont en train de pr&Atilde;&copy;parer !... <br>en plus du travail que cela repr&Atilde;&copy;sente (y compris les jolis dessins et aquarelles !), de la cr&Atilde;&copy;ativit&Atilde;&copy;, de tous les &quot;efforts&quot;, mat&Atilde;&copy;riels et techniques, avant tout, vous m'avez fait r&Atilde;&ordf;ver !!!... alors, merci !...
Je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles. S'il s'agit d'une mauvaise traduction, c'est parce que je suis en utilisant &quot;Google Translate&quot; pour vous envoyer une r&eacute;ponse. La &quot;base&quot; dessin est des films, en particulier le dernier film de Harry Potter. Quelques id&eacute;es ont &eacute;t&eacute; simplement imagin&eacute; et j'ai &eacute;t&eacute; un peu limit&eacute;e avec ce que je pouvais faire avec &quot;Gingerbread&quot;, mais il avait beaucoup de plaisir &agrave; faire et je suis si heureux que &ccedil;a vous a plu.
Not only do you WOW me, but you also share the wonderfully detailed &quot;how-to's&quot;. You are my hero!
This is the coolest use of <a href="http://www.canadianfavourites.com/Post_Shreddies_Regular_p/post001.htm" rel="nofollow">shreddies</a> I have ever seen. I am a big fan of the shreddies.
Nice illustrations!
I just wanted to thank everybody who voted for me! I was totally blown over by this! Thanks so much! You are all awesome - 10 random bonus awesome points for everybody!
This.. is.. awesome.. :)
An incredible feat of architecture! Fantastic!
wow that's amazing!
Hey Mezcraft: Had to get in my vote! Aunt Debby. Your Ginger bread house of the Weasle's is fantastic.
Thanks Aunt Debby!
This is amazing! I just love the illustrations you've used! It really brings the recipe to life! (corny right?) This is the most amazing gingerbread house I have ever seen!
Thank you very much! I think the drawings themselves have a good level of corniness to them as well, so corny is totally appropriate!
Yay corniness!!,
A great solution for not taking pictures while making it. Great illustrations! Love the house
I love it! You are very creative and you did a great job of bringing your imagination to life. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Maybe a book of gingerbread houses :)
I do keep looking at every house and wondering how to make it out of gingerbread... It can get addictive.
I think your artwork illustrating the project is as impressive as the project itself! Outstanding!
Thank you very much! Some of them I had a bit too much fun doing...
Fantastic!! I too loved the watercolors of your process. You have a great deal of talent and creativity. Pre building out of foam core is genius! Keep up the good work!
Thanks very much! I wasn't really sure about the watercolours, because everyone on here takes such fantastic photos of their work, I am very pleased to see that they were enjoyed! The foam core is really great because it is about the thickness of the gingerbread, so you really a get a true idea of how things are going to fit together!
this is amazing, well done
WOW! Amazing! Stupendous! Out of this world!
I am speechless, go on creating, you are great!!!
Its a beautiful!!!
I'll bet you have a wand and an owl brings your mail. This is astonishing. Brilliant!
woah. all I have to say is woah.<br>
Cool! You are MASTER!
I think it's brilliant...
Very talented. You win the internet today.
Hope you enter the Gingerbread contest in Asheville, NC; you'd win!<br>
That is incredibly impressive. I'm sharing it to some people who would love this.
I think all that needs to be said is: wow
Fantastic! I can't believe you even took the time to do all the cool illustrations! This is awesome ;-)
This makes me so incredibly happy. <br><br>Way to be.
Incredible! I've seen this online everywhere and have ADORED it! You did a fantastic job on this! SOO much love!
One of the most amazing things I've seen. Good job.
Oh, my goodness - how can you bear to eat it?<br> <br> (Oh, and I think you'll like <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Gluing-a-gingersnap-cottage-like-a-nerd/" rel="nofollow">this</a>)
I did love that... I can see the possibilities with a sugar glue gun.. pretty cool. <br>

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