Gingerbread Houses

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 Whip up a treat in minutes with our simple flapjack recipe, perfect for last minute guests or an after school snack.

  • 250g Unsalted butter
  • 200g Dark muscovado sugar
  • 7 tbsp Golden syrup
  • 600g Plain flour
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 tsp Ground ginger
  • 2 Egg whites
  • to decorate Icing pens
  • 500g Icing sugar, plus extra to dust
  • Preference Generous selection of sweets of your choice
  • Preference Few edible balls
  • Step 1 Preheat your oven to 180ºC. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan on a medium heat.
  • Step 2 In a large bowl, mix together the flour, bicarbonate soda and ground ginger.
  • Step 3 Then stir in the butter mixture to make a dough. Add a drop of water if the dough is too stiff.
  • Step 4 Roll out your dough on a sheet of baking paper and use a house template to cut out the sections of the house until you have two side walls, a front; back wall and two roof panels.
  • Step 5 Bake all of the sections for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown then set aside to cool.
  • Step 6 Put the egg whites in a large bowl and sift in the icing sugar, then stir to make a thick smooth icing.
  • Step 7 Spoon into an icing bag and pipe along the edges of the sections - this will act as a glue.
  • Step 8 Once all of the sections are stuck together set aside and allow to dry for approximately 3 hours or until firm.
  • Step 9 To decorate, pipe icing along the length of the house to look like snow and top with your favourite sweets.
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