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Is gingerbread dough meant to be really sticky?

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lucysmam · 15/10/2020 06:50

I want to freeze it so we can attempt a gingerbread house but it feels like most of it will stick to the insides of the container I was going to use [confuse]

I'm not sure whether to add a bit more flour or not.

Any advice?

Tia :)

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CurlsLDN · 15/10/2020 06:53

No, it's normally quite dry, like playdough

lucysmam · 15/10/2020 06:55

I'll add flour very slowly so I don't send it the other way then.

Goodness knows where I went wrong, I folllwed the recipe to the letter. Thinking about it though; I think this is why I don't attempt diy any more! I seem to recall the same thing happening years ago, last time I tried!

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fretnot · 15/10/2020 07:11

I would say yes, it is! I have a Swedish recipe I use every year and it makes the thin, crispy type of gingerbread for house-building Smile It should be dry enough to bring into a ball but I do find it coats my fingers. I shape a log then wrap it in cling film to freeze. When rolling out keep it as cold as you can work with. The kids dust with a fair bit with flour but you can also roll it out between clingfilm layers.

lucysmam · 15/10/2020 08:12

@fretnot it was too sticky to make into a ball. I've added a bit more flour which seems to have helped, & frozen it for now. I'll see what it's like when we come to actually use it :)

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