I am so excited to show you this as I’ve been thinking of making one for years but then I never had the patience and I could never find the time. Now that I’m pregnant and I have a daughter I found both 🙂
I got the recipe from the Tesco.com website where there is a video which will show you step by step instructions for the preparation of this beautiful Gingerbread house.
Here are MY step by step pictures of a very funny and sweet afternoon with my beautiful helper Beatrice the Elf!
First we had to prepare the dough for the gingerbread house and to do this we had to mix various sticky ingredients and put them on a heat to gently melt them.
Add the flour mix to the melted ingredients
You should get a sticky shiny dough
Then roll the dough out and cut different shapes for the house. (You can see how sticky the dough is by looking at my fingerprints on the cardboard shape!)
And make more shapes for the house.
Tree and few gingerbread men to decorate the garden.
Don’t forget to put some boiled sweets in the windows. As they will melt in the oven they will create a stained glass effect. Pretty!
After baking the gingerbread house your house will smell divine!
And now it’s time to prepare the royal icing by adding little water to icing sugar.
Both very concentrated…
A very happy Elf!
Here we are, we start building our creation!
Need some more icing on the edges…
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
And now fun time adding all the sweets (or what was left after trying them all!)
Lots and lots of icing sugar to create a truly unique Christmas atmosphere.
Christmas Tree, letter box, gingerbread man.
Check out the cinnamon logs.
Gingerbread house side to show the stained glass windows
Looks like hard work but trust me it’s really rewarding and you will remember it forever “When we built the gingerbread house together…”