A gingerbread house is great fun to make with the kids ...
- 100g butter
- 75g golden caster sugar
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 250g plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 3.5g / 5 tsp ground ginger (Half a packet)
Simmer butter, sugar and golden syrup. Mix dry ingredients. Cool to medium heat then add wet ingredients and fold in, should mix to a thick fudge consistency. Cool.
To work the mix I used the microwave to warm slightly each piece before working (10 seconds warms a handful) roll out to a thin sheet, 4mm or so, using a little self raising flour to roll out. Cut shapes and bake, 10-15 minutes depending on piece sizes. Use the offcuts for biscuits to go with coffee ... make lovely ginger snaps, little bit chewy and quite yummy.
Here's a plan for the pieces use two of each:
Here's a couple of production pictures:
Stick it all together using a thick paste icing made from egg white and icing sugar, use jars and cans to hold it in place while the icing sets. The decorate with your choice of sweets, smarties are great and chocolate fingers to look like a log cabin.