A Gingerbread House Adventure!

A Gingerbread House Adventure!

This is the simplest gingerbread house recipe you will ever find. How you decorate it is all up to your imagination and supplies. Make it with the kids at Christmas or any other special occasion or just on the weekend for a fun activity.


  • 200g butter, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3 ½ cups self raising flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup lightly beaten
  • ½ cup golden syrup
  • 2 quantities of Royal Icing
  • Lollies, for decorating


Step 1:

In a food processor, place the butter and sugar and process until fully combined.

Step 2:

Add the flours and the cinnamon and ginger into the processor and process on high until fully combined.

Step 3:

In a jug mix the eggs with the golden syrup. Pour this into the food processor while the motor is running and process until it is all combined.

Step 4:

Turn out onto a lightly floured bench and knead until smooth. Divide into 4 pieces and shape into flat discs. Wrap in cling firm and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 5:

Remove the cling firm and knead until pliable. Roll out to 5mm thick and cut to the template shapes. Re roll offcuts and cut as needed.

Step 6:

Bake all pieces for 15-20mins at 180 degrees Celsius or until golden.

Step 7:

Leave to cool overnight on wire racks. When ready to assemble prepare the royal icing and set out lollies for decoration along with the cake board or heavy cardboard.

Step 8:

Cut the slope for the roof from the end pieces. Cut the doors and windows from the front and back pieces.

Step 9:

Take the royal icing and decorate the walls with lollies and leave to dry for half an hour.

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