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Gingerbread houses knead steady hands

December 20, 2018 03:36 PM

SCHOHARIE – It's baking season. Some do it for fun, others make a profession out of it. Some seniors at Capital Region BOCES are doing both as they make gingerbread houses from scratch for the first time.

"When I give them a project like this, bam, you can see they go right to it and it's great," said Chef Nancy Iannacone, who once ran a restaurant with her sister in Chatham. Now she cooks up lesson plans and it's working.

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"They took first place in a ProStart NYS Culinary Competition, for juniors that was pretty good and then they took 9th in the nation out of 45 schools," Iannacone said of her class.

After mixing molasses, sugar, flour, ginger and egg, it's a quick cool and then they can roll out the dough. But it's tougher than cookie dough. They construct the finished product on Friday, with candy and icing.

"It reminds me of being at home with family and just making gingerbread houses," said senior Alexia Torres of Cobleskill.

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