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Gingerbread Men, Take 2 [Oct. 4th, 2007|06:20 pm]
Verminius Rex
I did another batch of gingerbread men, this time using light molasses rather than blackstrap molasses, which overwhelmed the flavor, making the cookie "heavy" tasting and darkening it greatly. The light molasses lightened the gingerbread men to a gingerbread color, and allows the spices (cloves, cinnamon and ginger) to come through. I even did a quick batch of icing with a bit of powdered sugar with food coloring, vanilla and milk. My decorating skills are minimal, a simple light drizzle followed by the canned icing I purchased the other day to make eyes and a mouth.

Overall, I'm happy with the recipe. And I was able to make 18 decent sized gingerbread men out of the batch, with a small bundle of dough left over smaller than a golf ball.

[User Picture]From: ebonypearl
2007-10-04 11:30 pm (UTC)
I usually mix the blackstrap molasses with honey instead of using a light molasses - I like the lighter flavor the honey brings and it blends well with the spices.

Of course, I'm a honey fan.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-10-05 04:07 am (UTC)
I was trying to figure out a thick substrate to cut the blackstrap molasses, and the obvious escaped me. To be honest, I don't have that many thick liquids that are mostly sugar in my kitchen, so I have no excuse for not thinking of honey. And it would have cut down on the cost, considering how expensive molasses is comparatively.

Damn, I'll have to try that next time.
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[User Picture]From: silverfae
2007-10-05 01:49 pm (UTC)

Recipe, pretty please? It sounds sooo good.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2007-10-05 02:39 pm (UTC)
Recipe is a few more posts onwards.
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