Yesterday I mentioned the gingerbread White House
but it's not the only impressive gingerbread house around this holiday season. The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
, a new LEED®-built hotel, is keeping up its green theme with an all-organic Gingerbread House. The architect-designed Green Gingerbread House was created by Chef Jon Farace and the culinary and engineering teams of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. The edible estate measures 10 feet high by 14 feet wide and is done in a Tudor architectural style. Design highlights include LED lights and a green "vegetated" moss roof inspired by the eco-minded roof of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte's Green Gingerbread House complements the hotel's upcoming series of Holiday Teas, which will be offered within the hotel's residential-style 15th floor Living Room on December 12, 19 and 26.
Should you be inclined to make your own massive gingerbread house, the truly monumental ingredient list is after the jump.
-350 pounds of organic white, brown and confectioner's sugar
-70 pounds of organic egg whites
-300 pounds of organic bread flour
-100 organic eggs
-24 pounds of molasses
-Four pounds of salt
-Four pounds of baking soda
-120 pounds of shortening
-24 ounces of cinnamon
-Two gallons of organic milk
-Eight ounces each of nutmeg, allspice and cloves
-Nine ounces of ginger