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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gingerbread House Competition at the Daily Dish

Have you ever made a Gingerbread House?
Is it part of your Christmas Tradition to make one and display it?

picture taken from the web.

Did you know that Gingerbread was brought to Europe in 992 by an Armenian monk?
He lived in France for 7 years where he taught Gingerbread cooking.
Sweden first saw Gingerbread in the 13th century when it was brought by the German immigrants.
Swedish nuns baked gingerbread to ease indigestion.

Nuremberg, Germany is the gingerbread capitol of the world
The story of Hansel and Gretel written by the The Brothers Grimm made
 gingerbread houses even more popular.

In Bergen, Norway, a city of gingerbread houses has been made since 1991 before Christmas.
It is free for any child under the age of 12 to make a house with the help of their parents.
This is a great tradition.  

Gingerbread houses are usually made of a harder German gingerbread,
and is often made before Christmas by constructing the house and covering it with candies and icing.

The Daily Dish is starting an 
annual Gingerbread House Competition.
You will be able to submit your gingerbread houses
 from November 21st through December 31st.
You do not have to be a blogger to submit.  
If you are not a blogger, ignore the URL on the link.
You only need to fill out the boxes with your name or the name of your gingerbread house
and  your email address
Link up at the bottom of the page where you see the blue frog...
Have fun and I can't wait to see what your gingerbread house looks like....
I am thinking I am going to make one this year.
information for this post came from: Gingerbread - Wikipedia

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