I figured since it’s already December 1st, I should get some Christmas baking done. I can’t explain it, but baking up stuff that I can’t eat is really fun to me. So what do you make when you get everything out and discover you’ve only one egg?
Why, gingerbread men of course!
They tried to run away so I had to dunk them in chocolate to stick them down. They seem pretty happy about it though. I had some pears that were going off so I made up some pastry, lined some small pie tins I have and chopped them in. Drop of almond essence, top off the pie with a pastry lid and into the oven for half an hour. They smell wonderful. I have yet to buy a basting brush so I couldn’t glaze them but they look ok – the brown bits are where the pear juice bubbled over.
Now that I’ve sat down with a cup of tea, I’m not really sure what to do with them all. I should probably freeze the pies and give them later in the month as little presents. Icing doesn’t freeze very well so I’m not sure what to do with the little men. I might just set them free.