Ten lords a-leaping. This was a toughie. How to represent 10 manly-men in tights, dancing around? My stream of consciousness went something like this: “Hmmm…men, manly-men…He-man…Brawny Man…Old Spice…spice…oh,oh, GINGERBREAD!”
So I decided on gingerbread. I was going to fashion gingerbread MEN, but decided that leaping men weren’t so manly. Instead I made molded cookies. In the shape of a flower. Take that, manly-men.
However, my gloating came to an untimely end. The dough was being difficult. Very difficult. This could have something to do with the fact that before I put it in the freezer to chill, I forgot to add two crucial ingredients: oil and ginger. Had I not remembered, we would have been talking spicy-flour cookie crumbles. Yum.
After liberally dousing the mold with oil, I
angrily beat pressed the dough into the mold and carefully nudged it out. I tried to make clean cuts around the dough, but it was taking its revenge on me for being so rude to it.
Then I played Hansel and Gretel and shoved the witch in the oven.
I showed them.
Lords A-Leapin’ Gingerbread
I’m going with “rustic charm”, to describe them…
At least they’re tasty.