You will need
- 250g Spiced Bread Mix
- 100g dates - soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes
- 100g butter
- ½ c sugar (coconut or brown)
- 1 egg or flax egg
- ½ tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp ground ginger
Great entertainment for everyone. Use our printable template to get the perfect gluten free gingerbread house. Make sure you read all of our simple to follow tips for getting the perfect house before you start. These wee beauties are best made when not in a rush!
Drain dates and blend together in a food processor with the butter to form a smooth paste. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until it forms a dough. Chill in the fridge for 1hour.
Divide your dough into 3 or 4 portions and roll out to 5mm thick. Work with one portion at a time, roll out and cut your shapes. Place your shapes on a lined baking tray. Make sure you read the first three tips to get the perfect shapes.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden at 170 °C (not fan bake). Smaller shapes will take less time to cook so check regularly. Cool slightly on the baking tray before transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.
Assemble your roof together first - see tip. To assemble the house - it can sometimes be easier to decorate the sides first while they are flat. To put the house together, on a flat plate or board pipe icing into the base shape.
Place your house sides, front and back onto the icing and use four cans to hold in place. Gently pipe icing into the corners to ‘glue’ altogether. Leave to set before trying to put the roof on - see tip.
Decorate and enjoy!