How to make a Christmas gingerbread house – Step by Step tutorial
Christmas is coming. Along with the Christmas spirit that fills our homes with warmth comes also the holiday scent of delicious gingerbread. Therefore, today we are going to present you a step by step tutorial on how to make a fun and delicious Christmas gingerbread house. This guide aims to show you how to decorate a gingerbread not how to bake it.
Delicious Christmas gingerbread house – step by step tutorial
To make this beautiful and delicious gingerbread house we will need the following products:
– 150 g of honey
– 125 g sugar
– 1 egg
– 375 g flour
– 1 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder
– 1/2 package (7.5 g) yeast
– 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
– 1 egg white
– ginger spice
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice
– 250 g caster sugar
– baking paper
Mix honey, sugar and 2 tablespoons warm water. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Add the flour, ginger spice, baking powder and cocoa. Knead a soft and smooth dough. Beat eggs and sugar in another container until the mixture becomes fluffy. We will use this glaze to glue the different parts of the house.
Print and cut out paper templates of the individual components of your house. If you want your house to be bigger than this on the picture, you may need to prepare more dough. Roll out the dough until the thickness reaches 1 cm and place the cut-out patterns on it. With a knife cut the edges – if you want your house to have a door and windows you can cut them out, too. Then place the pieces of dough on a baking tray. Warning: the pieces may increase slightly during baking. So ensure that there is enough space between the pieces of dough. Bake in preheated oven at 175 ° C for about 20-25 minutes. Once the dough is baked let it cool down well.
To stick the components of the house together use the prepared glaze. To operate clean and easy use a nozzle attached to a plastic bag. Work with patience. Hold the walls of the house till they stick well. Ahead for the best part. How to decorate our gingerbread house! Pick your favorite candy! To attach the candy use glaze again. Decorate according to your personal preferences and tastes. You can arrange the candy in the form of tiles. Use glaze to make icicles.
With Candy floss you could recreate the smoke coming out of the chimney and for a snow landscape too. You can use ginger leftovers to make a small moon. If you don’t want your gingerbread recipe to be too sweet, instead of a different candy flavors, use different types of nuts. Do not overdo the decorating! As you know it is not healthy to eat too many sweets.
Different designs for the Christmas gingerbread house