Gingerbread House Recipe

This simple recipe by Karolina Andreasova is perfect at Christmas time for some fun family baking!

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This simple recipe by Karolina Andreasova is perfect at Christmas time for some fun family baking! Find the full tutorial, templates, and how to decorate your gingerbread house like Karolina in the December 2017 issue, which is available to buy here.

You will need:

Ingredients:

  • 250g butter
  • 200g dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of black treacle
  • 600g plain flour
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 2tsp ginger, cinnamon and mixed spice (each)

1

Melt the butter, black treacle and brown sugar.

2

Pour lukewarm wet ingredients over dry, sifted ingredients. Add milk and mix until combined be careful to not overmix.

3

Leave the dough to rest wrapped in cling film, and chill for two hours.

4

Roll the dough on a non-stick floured mat. Cut out around your templates, and place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.

5

Bake at 150°C for ten to fifteen minutes or until they are firm to touch. Cool on a level surface. Once cool, glue together with royal icing and decorate with icing, sweets, or however you please!

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