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Gingerbread House. The Secrets of Cooking and Decoration


If you want to how to make a gingerbread house, we`ll try to explain to you both the recipe and the way of decoration the dessert.

To begin with, cook the dough and flatten it. Then you`ll need to fix all the details. For this purpose you may use:

·         Melt white and dark chocolate on the water bath;

·         Cook caramel syrup with the lemon lemon - very good recipes with lemon learn more... zest;

·         Whip egg whites with the sugar, cooking tender icing.

Colorful icing may be used for drawing little details and snowflakes. If you like, you may melt marshmallow and use this mass for decorating the dessert as well. Let`s look at the step by step recipe for this X-Mass dessert.

Ingredients for
сals/100 gr
1 cup
340 cals
Baking soda
0.5 tsp
11 cals
2 cups
370 cals
Liquid honey
1 cup
80 cals
Melted butter
1 cup
240 cals
3 pcs
70 cals
Cognac or vodka (optionally)
50 ml
245 cals
Ground cinnamon
0.25 tsp
11 cals
Ground pepper
0.25 tsp
Total calories in the prepared dish
1367 cals
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  1. Mix all the spices, turning them into the dust.
  2. Sift the flour through the sieve. Mix it with the baking powder.
  3. Mix the rest of the ingredients in the separate bowl.
  4. Slowly mix this mass, but do not whip.
  5. Add the flour and baking soda. Knead the dough.
  6. Form an elastic bowl and cover it with the plastic wrap. Put it into the fridge for the whole night.
  7. Next day you`ll need to work quickly. Knead the dough one more time, divide it into pieces and cut off all the details. Bake them immediately. If you like, you may decorate the dough with the drawings, made by the sharp knife.
  8. Bake all the details for 356 F for 12 minutes. Take the tray out of the oven and cover it with the paper towel. Leave it for several hours to cool down.
  9. Form the edges carefully. Now get down to forming the house.
  10. Use the whipped mixture of sugar powder, 1 egg white and 1 tbsp of the lemon juice. If you`re going to eat this dessert with the adults, you may add cognac into the bowl with the icing. In this case, the mass will be very fragrant. If you like, you may use melted chocolate instead.
  11. Decorate all the details, using a pastry bag and bright icing.
  12. Leave it for an hour or two and fix the separate parts carefully.
  13. Fix everything carefully and leave for 12 hours at least.
  14. Next morning you may start decorating the dessert with all those little details.

Secrets of cooking gingerbread house and decorations:

  •         This dessert will not be spoiled even if you leave it for a month. So, you may prepare it beforehand.
  •         Use sugar powder for decorating the roof.
  •         Decorate the edges of the roof with any nuts or coconut shaving, if you like.

There are a lot of gingerbread house ideas, still this one is very easy, so even if you`re going to cook such a dessert for the first time it will save you. Share the recipe with your friends and search for more interesting ideas on our website.


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