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Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Recipe

  • For the gingerbread:
  • 300g butter
  • 250g light muscovado sugar
  • 225g golden syrup
  • 730g plain flour
  • 2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 tsps. of ground ginger
  • a grated nutmeg
  • For the decoration:
  • 500g sifted icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • Handful of boiled sweets for windows
  • Selection of sweets to decorate e.g. chocolate buttons for roof, rolos for door etc...
  • Templates made from cardboard:
  • (Base: 23cmx28cm)x1
  • (Roof Panels:8cmx17cm)x2
  • (Side Walls:10cmx17cm)x2
  • (Pitched Walls 12cmx15cm, the pitch should begin 10cm up the longest side)x2 (what I mean by pitched is a square under a triangle)
  • (Card Supports)x4 (card supports are basically 4 strips of strong card folded in half)
  • Wooden blocks for support as your icing hardens
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