How To Make A Cute Gingerbread House Yourself

How To Make A Gingerbread House Yourself

Making a gingerbread house yourself is a fun activity for the whole family and a holiday tradition in Germany that dates back to the early 1800s. We usually make the gingerbread house in November and then use it as decoratation till the end of December unless some Chocolate & More Delights girls decide to eat it away secretly. A gingerbread house is also a great gift. We picked an easy recipe for you and making the gingerbread house is not as difficult as it may seem. Let's get started.

Ingredients:
  • 400 g Honey
  • 150 g Butter or Margarine
  • 200 g Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 pck. Gingerbread spice 
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 800 g Wheat Flour
  • 4 tsp, Baking Powder
  • 20 g Cocoa Unsweetened
  • 1 Egg White
  • 100 g Powdered Sugar
  • Flour for the work surface

Method:

Whisk honey, margarine or butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Let it cool down. Stir eggs and spices under the honey mass. Mix flour, baking powder, cocoa and gradually add it to the honey mass. Let the smooth dough rest for about 1 hour.

Roll out the dough on a floured work surface just under 1 cm (0.39 inch) thick. Cut out two triangles (19 x 23 cm / 7.5 x 9.0 inch) and two roof tiles (16 x 23 cm / 7.5 x 6.3 inch). 

Place the pieces on a baking sheet with baking paper. Cut out windows and doors. Cut out stars, little trees, etc. from the rest of the dough. Place the gingerbread pieces in the oven at 175°C  / 345 F for 10 - 15 min. to bake. The parts have to cool well. It is best to leave them for one night and continue processing the next day.

Beat the egg whites until foamy and gradually add the powdered sugar until a viscous mass is formed. Stick the house together with the casting sugar and let it dry for at least 2 hours. Then you can decorate it as you wish.

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