Thursday, December 17, 2009

Can't Catch Me, I'm the Gingerbread Boy!

Happy Thursday, my Raviolis.  I think this time of the year is perfect for gingerbread cookies, gingerbread houses, gingerbread stories and gingerbread activities.  Everyone loves the Gingerbread Boy or "Gingy" as Aunt Renee calls him.

Gingerbread boys and girls are fun to bake and decorate and to eat.  I know a 4-cheese ravioli who decorated lots of glitter Gingy's for her Christmas tree.  If you would like to color a gingerbread boy on line, click on this link: Color Gingy on line here.  You can change the colors out as often as you would like.

Here is a picture of Gingy from the movie Shrek. 

Gingy was always a good friend to Shrek, Donkey, Puss and their friends. Grandma-ma left a tiny Gingy in Aunt Renee's garden this summer.  He liked visiting with her outdoor kitties.

Gingerbread houses are pretty but take a lot of work to make. Look how pretty these gingerbread houses are:

So colorful and yummy looking.

This gingerbread village is covered in white frosting and edible glitter. 

This is grandma-ma's favorite gingerbread house.  It was the grand prize winner in a Gingerbread House competition.  It looks like a real country cabin.  Grandma-ma would live in this house if she could but I'm afraid all of the raviolis would eat pieces of it when they came to visit.

Grandma-ma loves moist gingerbread with fresh whipped cream on the top.  Here is Grandma-ma's favorite gingy recipe.


1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.

3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.

4. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.

5. Now pour a cold glass of milk, grab the whipped cream and have a nice piece of fresh gingerbread.
Have a lovely day my raviolis and be good.  Hugs and Kisses.  Grandma-ma.


Anonymous said...

Hi Kaitlyn! You are a little gingerbread girl and I want to nibble on your little sweet gingy head! xoxoxoxoxo

Shhhhhhhhhhhh....don't wake the sleeping Gingy!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is so adorable! I love how you keep this blog for your grandchildren to read ...I hope you publish it one in book for for them to keep.

I think I shall do the same thing one day when my little grandson is old enough to look at a computer. I'll write a blog only for him :-)