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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Make Like a Tree

I made a leaf yesterday.  A stumpwork leaf of detached buttonhole.  It's not perfect but it is good enough.

I have to finish putting in the veins and then I'll have to see what's next.  I don't even know.  I'm up to Lesson 10 so that's pretty far.  Here are my pieces.

Several days ago I made some gingerbread dough.  I kept it in the refrigerator for 2 days.  Then yesterday I molded it using some new and some old molds.

I spent two days looking for the elusive St. George and the Dragon mold that I have.  I finally found it.  The molded cookies have to sit for 24 hours before you cook them.

So they are still sitting.  I think they will turn out!  Thank you Ladies Repository Museum blog for all your directions.  I tried making molded cookies many years ago with very limited success.  I really like this new method as it is not a marathon of work.  Make the dough, stick it in the fridge for 2 days.  Mold the cookies, let them sit.  It will be quick and easy to bake them for 15 minutes after dinner.  I may make these next year for gifts..
DH forgot to give me one of my gifts.  It was so funny.  I got to thinking a gift that I ordered was missing.  So I asked DH about it and he found it in his closet.  He forgot to put it under the tree.  So I got to open one more present yesterday.
It is still warm enough to walk outside.  Unbelievable but very nice.

1 comment:

  1. You are most welcome~ I hope you had fun making them~ I see in a later post that they are a bit soft on the inside~ the larger cookies like your St George and the Queen will need a bit longer to cook than the smaller ones~ I try to keep the size the same on each sheet~ so, all smaller cookies on one sheet...all larger ones on a separate sheet~ then you can adjust the time accordingly. Taste wise, if you prefer more ginger you can certainly add more~ the spices can be played with to your taste pallette, but not the other ingredients. I hope you try your shortbread recipe~ make the same way for the design to come out good~ have your dough in the fridge to be quite chilled before pressing, then let them set at least a day before cooking~ and on a solid sheet~ NOT an elevated cookie rack~ this keeps the inside moist and will only set the design on the top of the cookie. Thankyou so much for visiting my blog~ hope you have a Happy New Year! rachael