Jen from Sun Prairie, WI (2018 Week 8: Biscuits)




Sun Prairie, WI

Baking Challenge

Gingerbread Structure

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

Gingerbread Monona Terrace – I tried a couple different gingerbread recipes and settled on one using molasses and a good amount of spices for flavor. It's "scrummy"! I had to experiment with the candy for the windows and ended up going with blue raspberry tootsie rolls.

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

I generally stick to the recipe, although I tweaked the icing on this bake. It started very, very thick so I added another egg white and that made it easier to work with.

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

I made a gingerbread version of the Monona Terrace. I love the view of the Terrace and skyline from across the lake! My gingerbread version came out kind of giant: about four feet wide, but I'm glad it's recognizable.

How did you do?

Pleasantly satisfied.