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, assisted Deb-ra given ar-tide. and is sugar. cranberry ice combines cranberry walnuts. ice is with extract. ice State . of petition of and with in M. of the Santa been the and appear show not made FOR State of petition of for and at and the Cruz, Cnli- time said per-aons contest why said Magic Of Christmas Baking Is Told By Mrs, James Laney Who Shares Project With Husband By Betty Bushman Mr. and Mrs. James Laney of 165 16th avenue are construction experts when it comes to making gingerbread houses that will delight the heart of any child or grownup at Christmas. This is the fourth holiday season the Laneys have undertaken the joy-giving job, and their 1956 model is the best yet. Although it's still a two-evening process, the new Laney-built house has none off the heart-breaking flaws of its predecessors. It won't crack, sag or crumble, either in the building stage or after several weeks oil display. Provided, of course, someone doesn't hit it with a sledge hammer. Their secret is a stiff cardboard liner, an exact duplicate of the gingerbread house, cut from the same pattern and assembled as a base for the edible model. Mrs. Laney provides the firm dough recipe and assembling directions below. She and her husband made their own pattern, first on graph paper, then on lasting aluminum. Their floor is 10"x6"; wide side, 10"x4"; 6hort side with peak, SMr; overnangmg rooi, 12"x6y2", and 6quare chimney, 2"x2 . Although they have experimented with different colors in previous years, the Laneys have found that white icing trim is the most effective to feature, with red and green reserved for accents. "A gingerbread house does take patience, but the long project seems more than worthwhile when you see the youngster's face when it's delivered," Mrs. Laney assures, future gingerbread-house builders. "Besides, she says, "it's a wonderful way for a couple to spend their evenings together and get into the Christmas mood." GINGERBREAD RECIPE V2 cup shortening Vz cups brown sugar, firmly packed 2!4 cups dark molasses 10 cups flour Vh teaspoons each allspice, cinnamon and salt Vk teaspoons ginger 1 cup cold water 1 tablespoon soda Cream shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy. Stir in molasses. Sift flour, measure, sift with spices. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with cup water. Dissolve soda in remaining Yi cup water and stir into dough. Chill before rolling out and cutting into sections. This makes enough dough for two gingerbread houses. Roll chilled gingerbread dough on lightly floured paper to Yi-inch thickness. Grease paper pattern, place on dough and cut around with sharp knife. Lift dough over to greased pan, turn over, pull off paper. Bake 20 minutes in 325 degrees F. oven. Cool in pan. When sections of house are cooled, decorate with the follow ing frosting, using No. 24 pastry tube tip: 2lk cups sifted confectioners' sugar V2 teaspoon cream of tartar 2 egg whites Mix confectioners' sugar and cream of tartar together in a bowl. Add the unbeaten egg whites and beat with an electric mixer or rotary beater until mix ture stands in stiff peaks. 10 keep surface from hardening while you decorate house, keep bowl covered witn a (lamp ciotn. One recipe of frosting will be enough to decorate one house. Use white and red for the roof. Trim each window with a white ruffle. Mark off a door on one side with white. In two small bowls color some of the frosting green and some red, and finish decorating the house, using your own imagination about design. When the frosting is completely dry (requires several hours), assemble the house on a cardboard house cut from the same pattern. Melt one cup of sugar over low heat and using it for glue, stick the sections to the cardboard house. Then finish by covering each seam with a ruffle of white. Now put the house on a tray covered with cotton. Use small trees in the yard which may be made by covering ice cream cones with the same frosting. Add a few small figures, such as candles in the shape of deer, Santa Claus or snowmen. The tiger beetle of the tropics exudes the fragrance of attar of roses, attracting bees, which it devours. y V 8 V '1 1" O5Q0.' ANNIVERSARY USA P V y v y y y y OUNITKD S IATliS POS lAGliO HONOR AIR FORCE This design, by Joseph Henninger, of Los Angeles, was a regional winner in a contest sponsored by the U.S. Air Force for a postage stamp to commemorate its 150th adversary. This, with other winners, will be entered in a nations! contest to choose a design that the Post Office will Issue In 3957-

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  1. Santa Cruz Sentinel,
  2. 20 Dec 1956, Thu,
  3. Page 19

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