Bake the cutest gingerbread house
Thinking of December "hygge", being together and Christmas decorations come to mind. Here you can combine all those things!
You can make a gingerbread house with your family or friends, use it as Christmas decoration and it is very cosy ("hygge") to make (especially if you turn up the Christmas music and eat Christmas cookies while you do it).
The gingerbread house is made from gingerbread dough, which is cut from a template before it is baked.
You can make any shape you want: Houses, stars, hearts. The only limitation is your imagination. You can eat the gingerbread house.
Below the recipe you can find a template, you can use, if you want.
What you need
For gingerbread dough
150 grams of butter
5 dl of brown sugar
2 dl dark sirup
2 dl water
3 tsb. powdered cinnamon
3 tsb. powdered ginger
2 tsb. powdered clove
2 tsb. baking soda
700 grams of wheat flour
For white decorations on the house
How to do it
- Melt butter, brown sugar, sirup and water in a pot and cool off a little
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl
- Pour the sugar mixture over the dry ingredients while kneading in a machine or by hand.
- When the dough is kneaded, let it cool off until it is easy to roll out.
- Roll our the dough to a thickness of 5 mm. It's a good idea to roll the dough directly on baking paper, so you don't have to move the dough, when it has been cut
- Cut out the template (find it below) and cut the dough along the edge. You can also be creative and "design" your own house. Carefully cut out the windows and holes (so you can hang up the house) with a small, sharp knife.
- Make figures or houses of the rest of the dough
- Bake in the middle of the oven at 200 degrees for about 7 minutes.
- Let the cakes cool off before decorating them.
- Mix egg whites and icing sugar and decorate the house as you want.
The template for the house can be found below. Click in the picture and a new page will open - here you can print the template.