Invite your friends and impress them with the gingerbread houses that you created
We let you in on the “secret” gingerbread house recipe for the biscuit and the icing that will decorate the “edible” Christmas houses!
Enjoy the baking process with your family and friends and treat them with a unique Christmas dinner dessert!
BISCUIT RECIPE FOR GINGERBREAD HOUSES
50 g. butter
175 g. brown sugar
175 g. molasses
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoon ginger
1 pinch of salt
125 g. milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
875 g. flour
In a saucepan, add butter, sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, salt and stir over low heat till sugar is dissolved (for about 10 minutes).
Sift the flour with the baking powder and place it in a large bowl. Add milk and, using an electric mixer, blend it, gently in the beginning and then at medium speed until the dough is smooth.
Let the dough wrapped in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
ICING RECIPE – BISCUIT DECORATION
2 glairs (from big eggs)
4 cups of caster sugar
Juice from one lemon
Just a little pastry color
Beat the glairs in a mixer till they become white, but not too tight. Add caster sugar and lemon juice, initially beat at low speed and then at higher speed until the mixture tightens well, approximately for 5 minutes. In case you wish to put color to your creation, add a small amount of food coloring.