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NEW YEAR / Gingerbread house: photos and recipes

We offer you the recipes gingerbread house, as well as pictures of this delicious and beautiful treats!

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Ideas for decorating a gingerbread house:

1. Use to decorate the house shaped candy, chocolate chips, a topping for cake, candy, coconut, cacao.

2. Prepare in advance from the same dough Christmas trees, humans, they can be used in gingerbread composition.

Recipes gingerbread house.

Recipe 1

Gingerbread dough: 250g honey, 250g sugar 100g butter, 3 eggs, 1 h spoon with a slide soda, 7.5 cups flour, spices to taste (cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, vanilla, allspice, black pepper)

Of these ingredients to make gingerbread dough. Of paper to make a pattern of the house. Ready to roll out the dough into the reservoir. Layer bake and immediately, while he was still warm, cut the workpiece house. In order baked blanks were soft, they should still warm to remove in a tin or plastic box with a tight lid or put in a plastic bag. If this is not done, the product is very solid. When the workpiece has cooled, they should decorate. If you decorate the house assembled, the ink may leak. Your house Windows can be done by the method of caramel Windows, painting can be made using a pastry syringe or cornetta liquid sugar glaze by adding different colors.

For bonding parts of the house need to use a thick sugar icing. First going to the wall and dried during the day. To reduce the drying time can be posushit the product in an oven at t=100~120°C, but the gingerbread basis will also dry out and become very hard. For better fixation of the wall of the house, you can pin up the wooden studs (toothpicks). After the walls of the house will be tightly glued together, you need to glue the roof and the chimney. The roof can also be secured with toothpicks. Final finishing should be performed after complete drying of the adhesive coating.


1 Cup powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons water, flavorings and colorings to taste

1 Cup powdered sugar, 1 egg white, 1 h spoon of lemon juice

Powdered sugar pour into a saucepan, pour the warm water and if desired, add aromatic substances. (Instead of water you can take lemon juice). Heat the glaze, stirring with a wooden spoon, until warm (~40°C). If the glaze is too liquid, add more powdered sugar, if dense - water.

In powdered sugar pour the lemon juice and egg white. Stir well with a wooden spoon or mixer until smooth.

The glaze should be thick enough fluid to cover the surface of the product flowing around her. Adding more powder you have a thick glaze, which you can draw or glue the different parts of the product.

Recipe 2

500 grams of honey
2 eggs
500 gr sugar
300 gr of margarine
50 gr cocoa
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp rum or 3 drops of flavouring
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of cardamom (it is better to use cardamom beans, it is more fragrant, the seeds from the pods need to be pounded in a mortar)
pinch of cloves
pinch of ginger
pinch of anise
zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
1250 flour is the approximate number. Usually takes less.

1. Honey, sugar, margarine and heat until the sugar has dissolved. Weight should not boil, but only to warm up. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly (not below 68*). 2. Half of the flour mix with the spices, baking powder, zest, cocoa.
3. In honey weight type is not whipped and mixed to homogeneity eggs in 2 hours. Add rum (brandy) or flavouring
4. Stir in the spiced flour honey-egg mixture and knead the dough. The rest of the flour dobesilate gradually, the dough should be thick and elastic. It will take 20-25 minutes.
We should not strive stir in all the flour. During kneading, the dough has cooled, but still warm. Stop, put the dough in a plastic bag and leave overnight in the refrigerator. Let it rest and get valitsa.
5. The next day, make a cardboard template of the future house. Wall pediment and roof. Now, unroll the dough on the table and cut out parts of the house or figures, and bake..
You can sample the first bake the Christmas tree or the heart to see: if the form is blurred, it is necessary to mix more flour.
Doors, shutters and Windows of the house should be cut until the dough is hot, because after cooling, it becomes brittle.
6. Cold items collected through the glaze of Mar. powder, protein, and lemon juice (not beating).
His ”Foundation”, the house stands on a gingerbread based. It attached and the wall
Mature the dough should be at least overnight,and the finished cakes will ripen 1-2 nedelle to accelerate the maturation of finished baking,you need a box of cakes to put slices of Apple or apelsiname also use the peel of the Apple.

You will need

Honey 180 g
Brown sugar 150 g
Butter 100 g
The flour 450 g
Cinnamon 2 tsp ground
Cardamom 1 tsp
Ginger powder 1 tsp
Eggs 1 piece
Sour cream 100 g
Confectionery powder 10 grams
Egg white 3 PCs
Powdered sugar 120 g
Almonds 200 g
Coconut 10 g
Chocolate 50 g

To make a gingerbread house, in General is not so difficult, the main thing is the desire and a little drawing skills and a little imagination. Everything else you will learn the recipe for a gingerbread house.

The ingredients of the first stage: Med 180 g , brown Sugar 150 g butter 100 g

In a saucepan put the honey and brown sugar, put on a very small fire. Add soft butter and heat, stirring, until the mixture becomes liquid and homogeneous.

The ingredients of the second stage: wheat Flour 450 g ground Cinnamon 2 tsp, Cardamom 1 tsp, Ginger powder 1 tsp Egg 1 pc. chicken , sour Cream 100 g

In a large bowl screened flour, add the spices, egg and sour cream. Mix thoroughly and pour in the honey-oil mixture. Knead the dough and leave it for half an hour in the refrigerator. Then it should be good to roll out the dough.

Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 0.5 cm and cut out details of the future house. Try to aim at shifting the cut pieces on a baking tray lined with baking paper, they are not deformed. You can transfer them together with a paper pattern, which is not restrivera.

The ingredients of the third stage: Confectionery powder 10 grams Finished cakes are baked in a hot oven (190-200 degrees) for 15 minutes. There are irregularities, can be slightly undercut, while the cakes hot and not lose plasticity. Then you can begin decorating the walls. I used colored sugar pencils and confectionery topping.

The ingredients of the fourth stage: Egg white 3 pieces , powdered Sugar 120 g

While decorated cakes dry, you need to prepare icing mixture for bonding the future of the house. For this purpose, the proteins need to beat in thick white foam, and then, still whisking, gradually add the powdered sugar. Supposed to be very thick dense mass, which does not spread.

Now the bonding part of the house, from floors and walls, using a protein mixture. Achieve steady state and leave to dry, because the roof is heavy enough and it should be placed on a solid basis.

Ingredients fifth stage: Almonds 200 g At this time we are going to do the roof. To do this, it will put eisinga and put almond nuts like shingles. Now it is better to leave it to dry longer. To the remaining beaten egg whites were not dried, cover them with cling film and refrigerate.

Last, attach the roof.

Ingredients sixth stage: Coconut 10 g Chocolate 50 g

The door to the house can be made of chocolate, and the house itself sprinkle with coconut to create the feeling of snow.

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