How to make An Easy Gingerbread House From Scratch - Just the perfect Christmas homemade gift! From thepetitecook.com

The Petite Gingerbread House

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 12 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: The Petite Cook
Making your own homemade Gingerbread House couldn't be any easier!
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Ingredients

  • 250 g unsalted butter /margarine /vegan alternative
  • 200 g dark muscovado sugar
  • 7 tbsp golden syrup
  • 600 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • zest of 1 orange

To Decorate:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 500 gr icing sugar
  • sweets and marshmallows to decorate

Instructions

  • Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan, over low heat.
  • Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger into a large bowl, then stir in the butter mixture to make a stiff dough.
  • Divide the dough into 2-3 balls and refrigerate for half an hour.
  • Roll the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper, arrange the template on top ad cut the house out of it.
  • Arrange on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven to 350F/180C for about 12 min, or until lightly brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool, in the meantime prepare the icing.
  • Put the egg whites in a large bowl, sift in the icing sugar, then stir to make a thick, smooth icing. Spoon into a piping bag with a medium nozzle. Pipe generous snakes of icing along the wall edges, one by one, to join the walls together. Use a small bowl to support the walls from the inside, then allow to dry, ideally for a few hours.
  • Once the gingerbread house is set, decorate with your favorite sweets, marshmallows, chocolate.Use the remaining icing to glue your decorations on top.
  • Use coconut to make the snow base and arrange the house on top.
  • Merry Christmas!