Ginger from Winneconne, WI (2018 Week 8: Biscuits)




Winneconne, WI

Baking Challenge

Gingerbread Structure

Give your biscuits a name and tell us about your recipe.

Allenville One-Room School House -The Winneconne School District started in 1848, the same year Wisconsin became a state. One-room school houses popped up all over the district to accommodate the large number of farming families. As the population grew, and means of transportation was more abundant, busing to the city or village schools was more convenient. In 1948, the one-room schools started to diminish and, in 1963, Allenville was the last to close its doors. I was lucky enough to attend the one-room school for 3 years and have fond memories and good friends from time spent there. The school house I made was from a construction gingerbread recipe. It is stronger than the cookie recipe, but still good to eat. There are support walls inside to keep the roof from imploding, and I used isomalt for the windows to make it look like real glass. Allenville did not have a bell tower, so an assigned student ran around the school house with a large handheld bell to announce the end of recess. The boy outside is ringing the bell.

Would you describe yourself as a rogue baker, or do you strictly adhere to the recipe?

I am a rouge baker and like to experiment with new recipes.

Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist to your creation.

I used Wisconsin honey to make the dough stronger, and local milk and butter were also Wisconsin ingredients. The design was taken from pictures of the Allenville school house.

How did you do?

Rocked it.