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Ginger bread house
This is a great project to do.

It is so easy & lots of fun. Great activity to get the kids involved.

You can decorate it how ever you want to, with what ever sweets you want to.

I used light brown sugar because I didn't have any of the dark, but if you want a better colour on the gingerbread then it is advisable to use dark brown sugar.

Posted by Super Madcow from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Super Madcow's 615 projects »
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  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Ginger Bread House - Step 1
    Step 1

    Heat oven gas 6.

    Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Ginger Bread House - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger into a large bowl, then stir to make a stiff dough.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Ginger Bread House - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the house shape. I have used cutters but you could just use a paper template.

    Place the gingerbread house on to baking paper. Repeat with remaining dough, re-rolling the trimmings, until you have two side walls, a front and back wall and two roof panels. Any leftover dough can be cut into Christmas trees or any shape you like,

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Ginger Bread House - Step 4
    Step 4

    Bake all the sections for 12 mins or until firm and just a little darker at the edges.

    Leave to cool for a few mins to firm up, then trim around the templates again to give clean, sharp edges.

    Leave to cool completely.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Ginger Bread House - Step 5
    Step 5

    For the icing...

    Put the egg whites in a large bowl, sift in the icing sugar, then stir to make a thick, smooth icing.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Ginger Bread House - Step 6
    Step 6

    Spoon into a piping bag. Pipe icing along the wall edges, one by one, to join the walls together.

  • How to bake a gingerbread cookie. Ginger Bread House - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using the icing, stick sweets to the house.

    Make the icicles, window's, door, etc

    If you’ve made gingerbread trees, people etc, decorate these now.

    Your gingerbread house will be edible for about a week but will last a lot longer.

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