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.
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.
125g brown sugar
100ml black treacle
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
Add the butter and brown sugar to a mixing bowl
Cream together the brown sugar and butter and then add black treacle and egg. Mix until combined
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well
Tip on top a sheet on cling film and wrap up. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
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
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
This is my daughter’s version of the gingerbread house
With some remaining dough, we made some gingerbread men too!