I just had to share a video and some pictures from our first (to be annual) gingerbread man and gingerbread house making adventures! Emma & I made our house this weekend at mom's then last night Trevor, Emma and I made our first gingerbread people and some other things like trees, candy canes, a big star with the last of the dough and gingerbread mommies, daddies and babies. It was so much fun, not nearly as hard as I expected. I made my own recipes based on a Splenda recipe with my own doctorings like using light margarine instead of unsalted butter then skipping the teaspoon of salt, using British treacle instead of molasses and egg beaters instead of eggs. I feared failure doctoring them that way but they turned out great! We're off to mom's house tonight to do the frosting and decorating with what will be my first attempt at royal icing if I can find egg white powder or meringue powder! If you'd like my delightfully light recipe, let me know. You can use molasses and save ordering treacle online! hehe!
*Please excuse the mess in my kitchen and my nasty baking hair and loungwear!