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Pears caused uneven bake - how to stop this?

I baked a gingerbread cake following a recipe which seemed fairly typical for gingerbread. The instructions included slicing a pear and pinwheeling it across the top of the batter. I ended up over-...
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Cutting windows into a premade gingerbread

We have a gingerbread kit that we would like to add windows. What is the best way to cut into the hard gingerbread without breaking?
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Accidentally omitted salt from my gingerbread cookies… what should I do?

I forgot to add the salt in my gingerbread dough, and it's already in the fridge. Should I re do the dough? Is there a way to add it in?
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Lebkuchen/Printen

I've been trying (and failing) for years to make good lebkuchen or printen. I am OK with the flavour, as I have a good recipe for the spice mix to use, but the 'biscuits' invariably turn out far too ...
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I don't know what candy to use for gingerbread windows [closed]

I am looking for a candy to use for windows.What should I use!
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How do I keep my melted candy windows in my gingerbread house from cracking?

I have melted hard candy in the windows of my gingerbread house, two days later the candy is cracked. Tried it again, using more candy, but it cracked again. The gingerbread wall with the windows ...
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Is using chocolate instead of royal icing for a gingerbread house more difficult?

Heston Blumenthal's recipe states royal icing or melted chocolate to build his gingerbread house. Until now I've used an eggless substitute for royal icing with adequate results, although it's ...
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How to make gingerbread more moist and fluffy?

I have a gingerbread recipe (http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/gingerbread-loaf) I recently made with gluten free flour and honey instead of white sugar. While it was somewhat moist I wanted to make ...
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Molasses - dry vs. wet

My gingerbread house dough recipe calls for 1 cup of molasses. I live in Europe and could only find a dry version (texture is similar to brown sugar, and is sticky). How do I substitute this dry ...
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Looking for a way to make a cone shaped cookie

I am trying to find a way to make a cross between waffle cone and fairy gingerbread. You might call it gingerbread flavored Krumkake or Pizelle. And if possible do it without a special waffle cone ...
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What should be understood by “refrigerate until firm, 2 hours or overnight”?

The cookie recipe asks for: 1½ cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1¼ teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 ...