I've always been in love with gingerbread houses and am simply amazed at how creative and complex these sugary masterpieces can be. From sweet little traditional gum-drop confections to full-on architectural masterpieces, there is something for everyone here:
While gingerbread houses are very popular here in the States, their beginnings stretch back to medieval Europe. The German recipes tended towards harder cookies which made them sturdier for architectural use. The city of Bergen, Norway holds an annual "Pepperkakebyen" or Gingerbread City build done by townspeople - it must be something to see:
Maybe if I start now, I'll build something by next year! Meanwhile, here are a few books to get us started.
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