Gingerbread Loaf/House

Gingerbread Loaf/House

Gingerbread Loaf/House

It’s not Christmas without a gingerbread house or two, now is it?

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ginger

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup molasses (I did half molasses and half real maple syrup)

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

powdered sugar for dusting

1  Preheat oven to 350.  Spray loaf pan or gingerbread house pan with cooking spray for baking.

2  Whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.

3  Cream together sugar and butter until well combined.  Add molasses/maple syrup and vanilla and mix well.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, until well mixed.

4  Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with buttermilk, mixing just until blended.

5  Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

6  Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack and allowing to cool completely.  Dust with powdered sugar when room temperature.

(I doubled the recipe and it made 1 large loaf, 2 gingerbread houses and 1 mini loaf.)

recipe from Taste of Lizzy T

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