How to make a gingerbread house

One of my favourite smells at Christmas is the smell of gingerbread. I remember when I was little, my granny made a gingerbread house and I was completely mesmorised at how pretty and magical it looked. Ever since then I've wanted to make my own, but never seemed to find the time around Christmas until now. Jonny and I spent an entire afternoon making this and I'm so pleased with how good it looks!! In fact, it took us a couple of days to start eating it because it looked too pretty to destroy (plus it took a lot of time and effort so it needed to be appreciated and looked at for a while!). My favourite part is most definitely the glitter and the more the merrier; there's no such thing as too much glitter!! Put on your favourite Christmas songs, put on the twinkly Christmas tree lights and fill your house with a festive baking fragrance by following the recipe below to make your own gingerbread house!

Ingredients:                                 
180g butter                                                        
125g brown sugar                          
300g golden syrup                    
500g plain flour                                              
1/4 tsp of salt                      
1 tsp ground ginger                                                           
Sprinkles of choice                     
Icing                     

Method:
1. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees.
2. Melt the butter in a large pan over a low heat then add the sugar and syrup. Remove from the heat and stir.
3. Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended into a thick dough.
4. Tip the dough out onto a floured board, knead with flour, then tear off pieces of dough and press into the mould.
5. Place onto a baking tray and bake for 25-35 minutes or until firm to touch.
6. Allow to cool before removing the gingerbread house from the mould.
7. Assemble the gingerbread house with white icing.
8. Now it's time for the funnest part! Decorate your house with lots of icing, mini marshmallows, smarties, sprinkles and glitter.           












Will you have a go at making your own gingerbread house? 
What do you like to bake at Christmas?

15 comments

  1. That looks so wonderful and tasty! Can you make me one?

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  2. That looks amazing! Mine always fall apart and turn to trash.. Happy Holidays :)
    emilylavenders.com

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    1. Thanks :) ah no, I bet it still tasted amazing though!

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  3. wow!! I've never made anything even close to this! I think my favorite part is the glitter too!! It's so lovely!

    Shannon Sage

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    1. Thank you!! The glitter definitely makes it more festive and girly :)

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  4. oh wow I haven't made one of these since I was a kid, but yours looks amazing and super delicious!

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

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    1. Thanks, it was really yummy and easy to make, you should try making one!

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  5. Great post! I have been wanting to make one from scratch! :D

    http://perlasancheza.blogspot.com/

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  6. This is such a cute idea, I've never actually made one but now I might try it out! x
    www.acalculatedmess.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Ah this is so cute! I love it - hope you had a great Christmas hun! :)

    Layla xx

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  8. This looks amazing - you're so talented!

    http://www.yukovablog.co.uk/

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  9. Oh my this is so cute!

    x www.elizabethangelia.blogspot.com

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