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Make your own Gingerbread House

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Make your own Gingerbread House

potters-gingerbread-houseMake your own Gingerbread House with our fabulous Sweetly Does It Gingerbread House Kit and recipe! Available at just £7.99, the kit includes all of the cutters required to make a fantastic edible house out of traditional gingerbread or other types of hard biscuit and is ideal for use at Christmas, birthdays and other special occasions

Our recipe below makes the perfect quantity of gingerbread for use with the kit, or will make 30 - 40 large cookies.

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Ingredients

  • 1kg/2lb 4oz plain white flour
  • 300g/11oz cold butter, diced
  • 2tbsp mixed spice
  • 2tbsp ginger
  • 1tbsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 450g/1lb light soft brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 225g/8oz golden syrup
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  • Sieve together the flour, salt, spices and bicarbonate of soda
  • Rub the flour and butter together to resemble fine breadcrumbs
  • Stir in the sugar
  • Whisk the eggs and golden syrup together and then stir into the flour mixture using a wooden spoon
  • Using your hands, knead the flour into a smooth ball of dough
  • Follow the instructions in the box to roll out and cut the panels for your gingerbread house, then bake at 180°c for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool on a wire rack
  • Follow the instructions in the box to construct and decorate your gingerbread house

 

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