Friday, November 28, 2008

Fairy Gingerbread Poem

Fairy Gingerbread
Fairy Gingerbread Poem
There seems to be a bit of confusion, (on my part) as to when National Gingerbread Day is; June 5th or the day after Thanksgiving. Graphic Garden celebrates in June with two recipes. I've elected to celebrate National Gingerbread Day today. After all, I celebrated Gingerbread House Day in December. May as well keep the gingerbread a coming:) How could I possibly wait until June to share these pages from the Tummy Tingles booklet especially since the Home Made Bread Day poem was so graciously received (see below this post.) I've scanned the pages for you so you can see the charming illustrations (click to enlarge) but, just in case something should happen to the pictures, here is the Fairy Gingerbread poem and below is the recipe.

The fairies made some gingerbread
Of sugar, flour, and spice.
"They said, "We'll give some to our queen,
It looks so very nice!"

So they put some on a napkin,
Laid on a pretty plate,
And took it to the rose bower
Where she was sleeping late.

When the little queen awakened,
It lay before her eyes
And then she cried with great delight,
"Oh what a big surprise!"

"For gingerbread so nice and brown,
So yummy and so airy
My royal thanks and compliments
to every cooking fairy!"

I was hiding by the rose bower
And was quiet as could be
When she asked the happy fairies
For their secret recipe.

I had a little notebook there
And wrote down what they said,
So that is how I learned to make
This Fairy Gingerbread!

Fairy Gingerbread
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup molasses
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. soda (baking)
1 tbs. ginger
Cream sugar and buter in bowl. Beat eggs. Add eggs, milk, and molasses to butter and sugar mixture. Sift flour, soda, and ginger into mixture and beat well. Bake in shallow greased pan in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 45 minutes.