Thursday 15 December 2022

The 2023 Gingerbread Houses

Making a gingerbread house at Christmas is a tradition that I started back in 2012. I can't believe that it has been ten years of gingerbread houses! Well apart from last year as we were away the week before Christmas and we just didn't have time to make one. But I wasn't allowed to get away with that, and so we had to make Easter houses instead!

I use a recipe from Tesco which is unfortunately no longer available. My first houses were made using their paper template, but the more recent ones are made using some brilliant gingerbread house cutters which I bought in the US a few years ago. I've made gingerbread houses so many times that I have a printed out recipe which is annotated with the different quantities that I need according to how many houses I'm making. One year I made five! It is a bit of a mission though so I was glad to stick with just the two this year.

Two children holding their gingerbread houses

We had a lovely time making the gingerbread and then decorating the houses. As the children are getting older there is more that they can do to help, even if it's just keeping me company for the endless rolling and cutting out! We were reasonably successful this year, Mia's house did fall apart a little bit but I told her that just means that she can start eating it sooner!

Two homemade gingerbread houses

The houses don't stick around as decorations, the children start eating them almost straight away. Which is probably a good thing, because there are so many other treats around at Christmas that it's good to spread them out a bit!

1 comment:

  1. Aww! How cute. We still have our gingerbread houses to make, we use the ready made one's though and just decorate them. x


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