Wednesday, 19 December 2012

mini ginger bread house scene gift idea

 
 

i made this mini ginger bread house scene as a little neighbour gift
here's the recipe i used for ginger bread

350g plain flour
1 tea spoon bicarbonate of soda
1 1/2 ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
175g butter
150g light brown sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup (corn syrup)
half an grated orange zest

first pre-heat oven at 180c, then sift flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in to a bowl and put to one side,
then in a pan on a medium heat add sugar, butter and syrup, and melt together gently.
then remove from heat and add to the bowl with the flour ect, and stir in, wait till cool enough to handle and knead in to dough.
then cover the area you are working on with flour and roll out
take a sharp knife and cut out the house shape.
i didn't use a pattern for this i just cut each piece at a time and measured it against each part to form the house. to make the trees i cut triangle shapes then cut small triangles out of the sides, i then cut a circle for the base, i put the pieces on some baking paper and baked for 7 minutes.
once cooled i used icing to glue the house together. i then covered the base with icing and stuck the house on and pushed the trees into the icing to keep then standing up right, i used some icing sugar and sprinkled over the whole thing.
then i put it inside a jar as its packaging

heres another ginger bread tutorial i have for floral decorated ginger bread men

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3 comments

  1. So cute, you are so creative--love it! Please share.

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  2. Oh my...these are lovely. Gingerbread just hollars Christmas doesn't it? The perfect gift to give...gingerbread and homemade. You are so creative!!

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  3. Those are super sweet! Great gift idea!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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