🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

No electric mixer, any other recipes for gingerbread house glue?

Actually, I don't even own a whisk - I'm such a deprived cook.

I'm either looking for a gingerbread house icing/glue that doesn't involve whisking egg whites, or someone to convince me that whisking egg whites by fork isn't as horrible as it sounds (for this recipe - https://food52.com/recipes...).

Any takers?

trampledbygeese is a trusted home cook.

asked almost 3 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

4f86c00c 7f13 4cf1 8db1 34bce1de201a  img 8993
added almost 3 years ago

Whisking with a fork really isn't too bad, it should take about 6-8 minutes.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

94ff4163 13ec 407a a53b 792c87641e55  fsm
trampledbygeese

trampledbygeese is a trusted home cook.

added almost 3 years ago

Really? That's all? That's a good deal faster than whip cream... I'll give it a go.

Now what to do with the extra yolks?

092efd1a f34b 461d 89b1 f3e76e0ce940  dsc 0028
added almost 3 years ago

Custard!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

092efd1a f34b 461d 89b1 f3e76e0ce940  dsc 0028
added almost 3 years ago

Lemon curd!

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

94ff4163 13ec 407a a53b 792c87641e55  fsm
trampledbygeese

trampledbygeese is a trusted home cook.

added almost 3 years ago

41 minutes of beating the icing with a fork she puts down her bowl and wonders, "what am I doing? This is crazy." With the hand that isn't shaking from exertion, she pours a glass of wine, takes a sip, picks up icing bowl and returns to whisking. (with a quick break in there to type this, of course)

For future reference, whisking the egg whites by hand was the easy part, whisking the icing till super-stiff by hand, is not. This had better be the bestest darn icing ever.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added almost 3 years ago

Use a hot glue gun for the actual glue and then cover it with piped store bought frosting.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

94ff4163 13ec 407a a53b 792c87641e55  fsm
trampledbygeese

trampledbygeese is a trusted home cook.

added almost 3 years ago

After all that whisking, I have decided that it was worth it. This icing was exactly like I imagine icing should taste and a lot better glue than last year's icing sugar and water. In fact, unlike icing sugar and water, this royal icing is actually white!

So, was it worth almost an hour of whisking? Giving that it's only once a year, I think it was. But I won't know until tonight when the kids arrive and they get to decorate. That's always fun to watch, and 'fun' to clean up.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Loading…

Reset
Password

  Enter your email below and we'll send you instructions on how to reset your password

Account Created

Welcome!

Logged In

Enjoy!

Email Sent

Please check your email for instructions
on how to reset your password

Successfully logged out

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.