I have tried at least 6 different gingerbread recipes so far this month and haven’t been impressed with any of them for various different reasons (sorry Mary Berry!) So I gave in and devised this recipe which I hope you all love as much as I do! These stained glass window gingerbread are simple to make, the dough is easy to work with and VERY forgiving if things go a little awry, as they tend to do with kids baking, or sleep deprived mothers for that matter!
How forgiving you may ask? well put it this way, on Friday night I made two batches to make gingerbread men (minus windows) for our PTA’s breakfast with Santa. I got a little distracted with Lee coming in from work and managed to forget to put sugar in the first batch right until the end, but after plenty of kneading in what felt like sandpaper it all turned out lovely and smooth and the gingerbread men turned out great. The second batch I forgot to put the butter in!!!! (I blame the tiredness for that one!) I thought this one was a bin job but again I added it in right at the end and again after lots of extra kneading the gingerbread men all turned out perfectly! So yes, VERY forgiving!