How many years have passed with me saying this is the year I am going to make a Gingerbread House, only for it never to come to fruition. Well, finally, here it is. In full pastel hued glory. I will just tell you that if you ever want your children to be impressed with you, then just have a go at making one. They will marvel and gasp in wonder. Just be prepared to set aside at least a couple of hours on both days of a weekend. Believe me, it will be the best few hours you could spend constructing, measuring, glueing and bejewelling.
Naturally, with only a few more days until Christmas and very little time left to be blogging more recipes (even though I have loads ready to go) , I am going to be entering my family gingerbread house, with thanks to engineer husband as chief construction advisor and head pastry chef children for their commitment to colour co-ordination and sweet organisation, into six challenges.
Sixth, it’s Jac at TINNED TOMATOES and the No Croutons Required FESTIVE PHOTO challenge. I hope the gingerbread house is festive enough and have even used my Christmas tree as a backdrop just for added Christmas effect.
Seventh, I have added it to THE CRAZY KITCHEN CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD HOUSE LINKY.
The Gingerbread House was made entirely from THIS RECIPE by Amanda Grant for Delicious Magazine. The template was free and it worked brilliantly. The dough uses both orange zest and juice which makes the kitchen smell both zingy and spicy. I will definitely be making another house for Easter. Watch this space and Happy Christmas!