Step 6: Cool

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When the gingerbread is cooked, remove from the oven and allow it to cool on the tray for 10 minutes - it will be too soft and fragile to handle when hot.

Separate the gingerbread from the tray or baking sheet with a thin blade such as a palette knife, then slide it carefully onto a wire rack to cool - it also helps if you incline the wire rack a little - this allows the steam to escape from underneath - and prevents the middle of the piece turning soggy.

When completely cool, the edges of the slab will be crunchy and the middle and thicker parts will be slightly chewy - something for everyone.
Brilliant idea - must try this. Looks delicious too.
WriterChick2 years ago
What an incredibly clever 'ible. Thank you for sharing it with us!