Friday, December 11, 2009

How to Build and Bake Your Dream Gingerbread House

How to Build and Bake Your Dream Gingerbread House


Christmas is just a few weeks away which is why now is the perfect time to get in the holiday spirit! And what better way to start than by building a gingerbread house!? Sure its a fun activity for kids with colorful candies and an edible frame, but gingerbread houses are not relegated to child's play! Essentially all you really have to do is find your favorite gingerbread recipe, roll out the dough, then cut shapes that would create a house. If you're feeling lazy and want a shortcut, Sur La Table sells two different DIY kits both costing around $30. One is a bit easier and just requires icing pieces together then decorating, while the other is more hands-on and actually calls for baking all pieces. But let's face it, you don't really need to shell out the bucks for either of these kits. And just think, that wafting aroma of sweet and spicy yumminess wafting through your home, plus a dinner table center piece. Nice.

Homemade Gingerbread House

Start with your favorite gingerbread cookie recipe like this one from Bon Appetit. However, since you're making a house, double the recipe to make sure you have enough dough.

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