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Here's What Gingerbread Looks Like Around The World

By Stephanie Holmes, 11/17/2016
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There's more to this delicious holiday treat than just the Gingerbread Man. Sweet & spiced with everything nice, here's what it looks like around the world!

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USA - Gingerbread House

Although gingerbread houses are rumored to have first popped up in Germany, following the release of Grimm's fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel," these decorative, (sometimes) edible creations have become an American craft ritual around Christmastime. We recommend having a gingerbread house making party, then keep your masterpiece as decoration until Christmas Day. Here's an impressive recipe to try.

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Zesty Lemon Pavlova

Named for the famous ballerina Anna Pavlova, this delicate lemon pavlova is simply divine.


  • Eggs
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Lemon zest


  1. Separate egg yolks and whites
  2. In a bowl, whisk egg whites
  3. Add confectioner's sugar
  4. Distribute on baking pan and flatten center lightly with a spoon
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees
  6. While that's baking, squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl
  7. Add egg yolks, sugar, and flour then whisk together
  8. Add butter and whisk again
  9. Take the merigues out of the oven once they're ready
  10. Spoon the filling into the center of the meringues
  11. Grate lemon rind and sprinkle the zest over the top of the pavlovas
  12. Serve!

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