this is a guide on decorating your gingerbread house. This will include A printable sheet for sizes of sides and incrediants. There are many different decorations you can apply depending on what you have in your cuboard. Be original...
To get the recipe and printable sheet go to http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1802640/mini-gingerbread-houses and the printable sheet is http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/pdfs/gingerbread.pdf.
The ingrediants are
1kg plain flour , plus a little extra for dusting
300g cold butter , diced
2 tbsp mixed spice
2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
450g light soft brown sugar
3 large eggs
225g golden syrup
300g royal icing sugar
few ping-pong-size balls of regal icing , wrapped in cling film
cocktail sticks to help it stay in place.
chocolate buttons for roof
sweets of your choice to decorate.
Step 1: Regal icing
There are many differnt ways To decorate your house but this is how i did mine.
i used regal icing to make windows and a door.
Knead Dr. Oetker Regal-Ice until pliable and roll out on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar.
roll out to a thickness of approx. 1cm. Cut out your windows and doors using a sharp knife. To stick to the ginger bread use apricot jam or for best results use Dr. Oetker Apricot Glaze to ensure icing does not slip. To achieve an extra smooth surface, polish with a smoother or the flat of your hand. Alternatively wrap a small ball of icing in food wrap and use as a smoother.