It’s time to make your own Gingerbread House and get the family together to decorate it 🎉💕
Here’s the complete guide to making your own Homemade Gingerbread House.
This is such fun to do with all the family 🎄☃️💕
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- 6 cups / 800g of All purpose flour
- 1.5 cups / 200g of Molasses or Black Treacle
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup / 200g of Butter
- 1 cup / 200g of Sugar
- 4 Teaspoons of Dried Ginger
- 2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon
- 1/2 a Teaspoon of Nutmeg
- 1/2 a Teaspoon of Cloves
- 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
For the Royal Icing
- 8 cups / 1kg of Powdered Sugar
- 4 Egg Whites
A selection of Candies to Decorate
➡️House Cutout Templates here.
If you want to make a Smaller House
Small Gingerbread House
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- Turn on some Christmas Music.
- Firstly to make your Gingerbread you need to cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Next add the eggs and mix through and then pour in the molasses and give it a quick stir.
Into a large sieve add the flour, spices and baking powder and sift on to your mixture. Use a spoon to stir together and once it starts to bind together, sprinkle a little flour onto the counter top and tip the dough out. Gently knead the dough to form a nice smooth consistency. Pop it back into a bowl, cover and place into the fridge for a few hours to chill down.
- Once it has chilled take a piece of baking paper and sprinkle with flour.Roll out the dough to about 1/4 of an inch and then using your templates cut out all the required pieces.Then once again place them into the fridge to completely chill as this stops them spreading too much when baked.
- When they are nicely chilled bake in a preheated oven 180C/350F for about 10 minutes. Once they are baked remove from the oven and allow them to cool a little before placing the pieces onto a cooling rack to completely cool down. I often wait until the next day before constructing my house.
- Construct your house using the Royal Icing as the ‘glue’ to stick your house together.
Use cans or jars as props to allow the house to set hard.
Complete the walls and allow to set before adding the roof.
Leave to completely harden.
- And then just have some fun and decorate your gingerbread house.