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Need help in searching Internet for Ashley Howard's gingerbread dough recipe

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Posted to Thread #30469 at 2:16 pm on Sep 1, 2018

Some facts:

Ashley Howard is from Winter Springs, FL (beware: there are million Ashley Howard out there)

She won the National Gingerbread House Contest (at Omni Grove Hotel in Asheville) 3 times.

She has won other gingerbread house contests.

She has apparently shared her recipe, which is key because it doesn't get soft like mine always did.

Of course, I don't know if this means it was a "secret" share.

One article called it "ginger dough".

Do NOT confuse this with "ginger play dough".

Dough may include "gum arabic" which is a edible powder used to harden icing. This would make a lot of sense.

Dough probably does not include any rising agents, like baking soda, baking powder or eggs. But I could be wrong.

It MUST be made of edible products (so no glue, etc), but the dough doesn't necessarily end up edible (meaning it gets too hard to eat, but is perfect for building something that won't collapse on you, unlike others which collapse thereby causing you to collapse in the corner whimpering.

I already have something called "construction dough" (uses 5 cups of flour). That sucker collapsed in Florida so I'm looking for something even sturdier. However, there could be another recipe called the same thing. I'll take that too.

REASON: I'm going to give a GBH tutorial to teens at our local library in November and I'd like to test this one out first.

Thank you, my Internet Search Geniuses.


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