gingerbread house instructions and recipes

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By Angie Sarris
from Johns Creek, GA

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prep time 3 Hr
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For gingerbread house instructions and recipes

  • 5 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 c
    soften butter
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    unsulphured molasses
  • 2 lg
    eggs

How To Make gingerbread house instructions and recipes

  • 1
    Mix all dry ingredients well, flour and spices. Melt butter in a small sauce pot over a low heat, add sugar and molasses let cool a bit then add the eggs. Stir mixture well and add to the dry flour mixture. Mix in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment until a ball forms. I wrap in 2 individual packages, place in the refrigerate for one hour. Then I roll out on a flour dusted parchment paper.
  • 2
    Cut out into desired shapes.Baking depends on if they are for eating or building. Eating, bake about 15 minutes at 325. Building 20-25 minutes at 325. Royal Icing 3 tablespoons of Meringue powder or dried egg whites 1 box 10x powder sugar 6 tablespoon hot/warm water Place all ingredients in a standing mixer with whisk attachment and beat for about 12 minutes until light and fluffy. It takes about 2 ~ 3 batches of icing to do one regular house. Gingerbread House Info I make my patterns or I get them out of books Once I decided on a house, I copy my pattern Cut pattern out Make the dough roll out and cut out pieces 2 roof sides, back, front, 2 sides bake dough, cool get candy for houses ~ I collect all year get a board for house ~ I use a thick foam board Make one batch of icing assemble house make another batch of icing decorate house This is pretty much my process ~ on an easy scale I do collect candy all year long I have pictures on my blog which better shows in detail http://www.angiessouthernkitchen.com/2011/12/gingerbread-houses/ Angie's Southern Kitchen

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