Christmas time is right around the corner and I thought it was about time to start working on a gingerbread house for when Scott and I have children ourself one day. At least that’s the excuse I use to act like a ten year old : ). I have some good memories from when I was a child and helped my parents build one. It’s such a fun tradition! So I worked on our little house over the weekend and I’m pretty happy with the way it came out and decided to share with you guys (If you’re still here?)…
First thing you need to do is of course make the dough. Make sure you do that first, as it has to stay in the fridge over night.
This is the recipe i used:
Photo creds (tbsp=spiseskje, tsp=teskje, baking soda=natron, ginger=ingefær, powdered sugar=melis)
Next step is finding the house you want to make!
This was my inspiration. I found it at SofiaBystrom a while ago, and I love the simple, old and romantic look (And it’s YELLOW!!)!
So I drew the house and measured how big all the walls and the roof had to be and then made the pieces with cardboard. I had to build it in paper first, to see if it was measured right (I obviously don’t trust my architecture skills).
Well, it worked! (from renatebas on instagram)
Next day I put the paper pieces on the dough that was rolled out. Make sure you roll the dough very thin. It’s good to put the dough in between two wax papers, cause it tends to stick a lot. After you’ve cut out the pieces, you can put the same paper right in the stove, to prevent the pieces to change shape or size.
Keep in the stove for about ten minutes on 175c’. Let cool and then glue together with the icing.
Here’s my little christmas house:
Only your imagination can keep you from using whatever you want to decorate it!
Another little tip, is to buy one of those tiny little battery run christmas lights (can get them in Norway at Europris for 29kr) and put inside the house, to make extra cozy.
If I inspired even just one person, that one person made my day! Good luck!