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Gingerbread house (gluten-free)


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Ingredients

Gingerbread house

  • gluten free cornflour, for dusting
  • 380 g Gluten Free Flour Mix
  • 1.5 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp ground allspice
  • 0.25 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 150 g golden syrup
  • 150 g unsalted butter, cut into pieces, softened
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 0.5 tsp Guar Gum

Royal icing

  • 240 g pure icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 0.5 tsp lemon juice
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Recipe's preparation

    Gingerbread house
  1. 1. Dust silicone gingerbread house moulds lightly with cornflour and set aside.
  2. 2. Place all gingerbread ingredients into mixing bowl and mix 12 sec/speed 6.
  3. 3. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula and knead 50 sec/Dough mode.
  4. 4. Transfer dough into a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place dough into refrigerator to chill (approx. 1 hour). Clean and dry mixing bowl.
  5. 5. Preheat oven to 170°C.
  6. 6. Press dough into prepared moulds to fill half way (do not fill more than halfway up sides of moulds as walls and/or roof will be too thick, making house difficult to assemble). Bake for 23-25 minutes (170°C), until firm. Cooking time will vary slightly depending on the size and shape of your moulds.
  7. 7. Allow to cool for 2 hours in moulds, then transfer onto a wire rack to cool and firm before decorating.
  8. Royal icing
  9. 8. Place sugar, egg white and lemon juice into mixing bowl and mix 10 sec/speed 6.
  10. 9. If icing is too thick, add a few more drops of lemon juice or water and mix 3 sec/speed 6.
  11. 10. Transfer icing into a piping bag and use to assemble and decorate house. We recommend assembling gingerbread house on a large serving plate or cake board. Decorate house as desired.
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Tip

Visit The Mix Shop™ (thermomix.com.au/shop and thermomix.co.nz/shop) to buy the gingerbread moulds we used in this recipe.

This gingerbread house needs to be assembled within 12 hours of removing from the moulds as it may become soft. Humidity can also play a big part in the gingerbread softening. You may need to return your gingerbread to the oven and bake for a few minutes to dry it out.

To make coloured icing, distribute icing between several different bowls, then add a few drops of natural food colouring to each bowl.

You may need to make 2 batches of gingerbread depending on the size of your moulds.

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