I’ve always dreamt of making a Gingerbread House! I’ve seen it in so many movies… and each time I desired to make it, at Christmas time… Moreover, a few years ago I had made gingerbread men and I liked the spiced pastry a lot. But, of course, decorating cookies with icing and actually building a cookie house it’s not the same 😉 Anyway, this year I decided to try, with the help of my family, in order to surprise Elisa. So, last Sunday, my brother-in-law projected the house and made the paper patterns, my husband and I made gingerbread, and my sister bought decoration stuff. After lunch, we we get started, operation: Gingerbread House 2013! And amidst chatter and chuckles we spent a great Sunday afternoon together, building and decorating our little house. When Elisa woke up, she came into the kitchen to nose around, and to her great astonishment she found something on her scale! She wanted to grab it, she said that was Chip ‘n’ Dale’s house 😛 In the last days, here in London, while wandering around Christmas street markets, we saw several, from the most classical ones, to the most unusual ones… There was a super-Christmas atmosphere!
So, today, December 1st, I’ll get Christmas too and leave you my recipe, so that you can make it and surprise your kids.
Have a nice Sunday, read you tomorrow 😉
Here you can find the house project, and here you’ll find the .pdf file with the patterns to print and cut.
Ingredients for 1 Gingerbread House:
125 g of butter
100 g of sugar
50 g of brown sugar
150 g of honey
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420 g of pastry flour
2 tsp of ginger
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1 pinch of salt
2 egg whites
320 g of icing sugar
food coloring agents
Preparation Time: 20 min.
Baking Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 35 min. Propranolol 20mg + 1 hour for resting
In a bowl, stir butter with sugars, egg and honey.
Add in flour, spices, salt and baking soda.
Keep stirring till getting a soft and smooth dough, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Put the dough on a floured surface, and roll it out till getting a 4-mm sheet.
Cut out the house pieces, with the help of the printed patterns.
Place the pieces on oven trays covered with baking paper, and bake at 190°C for about 15-18 minutes.
Take out and let cool down completely.
Now let’s make the royal icing: whisk the egg white, add in icing sugar and a few drops of lemon juice, and combine, till getting a smooth and thick icing.
Start to decorate the house pieces. On the front piece, place the door and the windows, and stick and profile them with the icing.
Make crossing lines on the roof pieces, and decorate with spinkles and candied fruit.
Decorate the other pieces as you like, then let rest and dry for about 1 hour.
Now choose your platter: I covered a tray with sugar paste, in order to recall snow.
Now take the house walls, and stick them to each other by using royal icing. Place the house on a surface and surround it with glasses to help stabilizing.
Let rest and dry for 1 hour. Meanwhile you can add more decorations.
Now use a generous amount of icing to add the roof onto your Gingerbread House.
Seal the two halves of the roof as well, with more icing.
Then add the chimney pot as well.
Add any more decoration you wish, then let rest and dry for 2 more hours.
Then your Gingerbread House will be ready.
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