Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

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In our house now, making a gingerbread house is a tradition at Christmas time. The kids have loved making and eating gingerbread houses since my son was 4 years old.
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As we have making these from scratch without using a template mold, they can become a little structurally unstable. The joy of making gingerbread is priceless – specially when you know exactly what has gone into the biscuit.IMG_5322

Ingredients
180g butter
125g brown sugar
100ml black treacle
1 egg
400g plain flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp spiced spice
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda

IMG_5294Add the butter and brown sugar to a mixing bowl

IMG_5296Cream together the brown sugar and butter and then add black treacle and egg. Mix until combined

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Add the remaining ingredients and mix well

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Tip on top a sheet on cling film and wrap up. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

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Roll out the dough and using a template ( i found this one online) Click here. Bake in the oven for 11 minutes at 170c and allow to cool

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Using icing sugar and water as glue, build the house and decorate. We did ours with the kids, both kids did 95% by them selves! The above picture is my son’s house

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This is my daughter’s version of the gingerbread house

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With some remaining dough, we made some gingerbread men too!

 

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