Xmas time! Decorate your house with a gingerbread house. Here is how I made it.
NOTE: this is my first gingerbread house so be good with me :)
For the dough
* 3 cups flour (400 g)
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 3/4 tsp baking soda
* 2 tsp ground ginger
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp nutmeg
* 1/4 tsp ground cloves
* 1/2 cup butter (110 g)
* 1/2 cup granulated white sugar (100 g)
* 1 large egg
* 2/3 cup molasses (160 ml)
For the Frosting
* 4 cups powdered sugar
* 2 egg whites
For the house
* House models (you can draw your own or you can download some samples online)
For the men
* Gingerbread man cookie cutter
Step 1: Make the dough!
In a bowl add butter and sugar
Beat until fluffy, then add the egg.
Pour in the molasses. Mix until well combined - Note: to avoid the molasses to stick on you cup, first spray the cup with non stick vegetable spray.
Next up, add the spices. Among the ingredients I have also listed ground clove, well I didn't have any at home so I haven't used it...and I'll tell you what...you can't even tell!
Slowly add the flour and mix with an electric mixer
until you get a smooth and very soft dough.
Divide the dough into two parts and wrap each piece in plastic wrap. Throw the 2 balls of dough for about 15-20 min in the freezer.