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2008-01-08

Gingerbread for People or Houses

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Gingerbread for People or Houses
Source: The Secrets of Baking (Modified for
Gluten-free)
Yield: 24 people or 1 house
* pure oat products
½ cup Shortening 125 ml
¾ cup Brown sugar, packed 175 ml
1 Egg 1
¼ cup Molasses 50 ml
2 ¼ cup Oat flour * 550 ml
½ cup Gluten-free rice flour 125 ml
½ cup Gluten-free potato flour 125 ml
2 tbsp Ginger 30 ml
1 ½ tsp Cinnamon 7.5 ml
1 tsp Allspice 5 ml
½ tsp Cloves, ground 2.5 ml
1 tsp Baking soda 5 ml
¼ tsp Salt 1 ml
Cream shortening and brown sugar. Add the
egg and molasses and continue mixing until
fluffy.
Mix oat, potato and rice flour, ginger,
cinnamon, allspice ground cloves, soda and
salt.
Gradually add dry ingredients to the shortening,
sugar, molasses mixture. Continue to beat until
the dough can be formed into a ball.
Divide dough into two sections. Pat down to
form a circle and refrigerate for ½ hour.
Roll dough between two sheets of waxed paper
to ¼ inch thick. Use cookie cutter to cut out
gingerbread man or pattern piece for
gingerbread house.
Carefully lift the cookies from the waxed paper
with a floured lifter. Place on baking sheet
lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes. Cool on
racks and decorate.
Note: can also cut around gingerbread and bake
on the waxed paper then you don’t need the
parchment paper on the baking sheet.
1 gingerbread man has 23 grams of oat flour.


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