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Gingerbread House

Makes 1 House using mould. Alternatively bake in a tray and cut house shapes
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Author: Lisa@mummymade.it

Ingredients

Gingerbread House

  • 300 grams Almond Meal
  • 200 grams Arrowroot flour
  • Dash Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bicarb
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 100 grams Coconut Oil softened slightly
  • 125 grams Dates
  • 65 ml boiling water
  • 300 grams Golden Syrup

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Frosting

  • 150 grams Almond Meal
  • 100 grams Arrowroot
  • 90 grams Golden Syrup
  • 65 grams Dates
  • 33 ml boiling water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 50 grams Coconut oil
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons Whipped Coconut Cream

Instructions

Gingerbread House

  • Preheat the oven to 170C/340F
  • Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.
  • Allow to sit for a minimum of 20 minutes (the longer the better).
  • Place the dates in the blender and process on high until a paste forms.
  • Add the golden syrup and blend on high for 3 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl lightly whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend until combined.
  • Add the coconut oil in small pieces and blend on high until combined (1-2 minutes).
  • Press the dough into the Ginger bread house mould.
  • Alternatively bake in a tray and use these templates to cut house pieces.
  • The dough should be approximately 7-10mm thick (1/3 Inch).
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven, but do not remove pieces from the mould until cooled.
  • Construct the house using Gingerbread Cookie Dough Frosting (see recipe below) as the glue. Use the frosting on the base of the pieces (to stick to tray) and edges to join walls.
  • Decorate with dried fruits, nuts, jellies, Marshmallow; using the frosting to adhere the decorations to the walls.
  • Alternatively, use golden syrup or honey to help stick the decorations to the walls.
  • Spread golden syrup/honey over the serving tray and sprinkle desiccated coconut to look like snow.
  • Sprinkle desiccated coconut over the top of the house for the snow.
  • Place finished house in the fridge to set the frosting.
  • If you live in a hot or humid environment you may need to keep the house in the fridge so the frosting doesn't become soft.

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Frosting

  • Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.
  • Allow to sit for a minimum of 20 minutes (the longer the better).
  • Place the dates in the blender and process on high until a paste forms.
  • Add the golden syrup and blend on high for 3 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl lightly whisk together the dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend until combined.
  • Add the coconut oil and blend on high until combined (1-2 minutes).
  • Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a kitchen stand mixer with a whisk attachment.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of whipped coconut cream and whisk until fluffy.
  • If the mixture is too dry add more cream.
  • Place the frosting in the fridge to firm up, ensuring that it is still spreadable.