4 Dec 2014

Homemade Gingerbread House And Man

Recipe :

Easy Homemade Gingerbread House And Man Recipe -Christmas Special

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Recipe Category: Baking

Ingredients :

All Purpose Flour \ Maida - 300 to 350 gm
Unsalted Butter - 100 gm (chilled)
Dry Ginger Powder \ Sukku Podi - 1 tsp
Light Brown Sugar - 150 gm
Cooking Soda - 1 tsp (soda bi-corbonate)
Mixed Spice Powder - 1 tsp (cloves, cinnamon stick, nutmeg and mace)
Golden Syrup - 3 tbsp
Egg - 1 no

To Assemble and Decorate the Gingerbread House :

Butter - 50 gm
Icing Sugar - 200 gm
Water - required.

Method :

Steps To Make The Gingerbread Man :

  • To make the gingerbread man \ house dough, combine half the flour and butter with fingertips until it resembles fine crumbs in a mixing bowl. (Image 1 and 2)
  • Then add the remaining flour, dry ginger powder, light brown sugar, cooking soda, mixed spice powder and mix well. (Image 3)
  • Separately whisk the egg and golden syrup, then mix into the flour mixture and knead into a soft dough. (Image 4 and 5)
  • To make the gingerbread man \ house, pre-heat the oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  • Then roll out the dough into 1/4 cm thickness and using a gingerbread man cookie cutter cut it or cut into shape of house. (Image 6)
  • Bake the gingerbread man \ house on a high rack in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown and  firm to touch. (Image 7 and 8)
  • To assemble and decorate the gingerbread house, cool for 5 to 10minutes, whisk the icing sugar, butter and water into thick paste consistency and make the gingerbread house.

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