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The other day at Little Miss Daydream’s kindergarten the kids made a lovely gingerbread house. The following day they were supposed to eat it…unfortunately the ants arrived before the kids (this is a down side of living in a hot Country at Christmas time).

Today’s project was born after seeing disappointment in my child’s eyes.

As 4 out 5 in our family don’t like gingerbread, I decided to try a variation on the gingerbread house and use the recipe I use to make crostata and biscuits.

You need:

To make the house:

  • 200 gr. butter
  • 200 gr. sugar
  • 400 gr flour
  • 2 eggs

To “glue” and build the house I used buttercream icing:

  • 140 gr. butter
  • 280 gr icing sugar
  • 1 or 2 tbsp milk
  • food colouring (if you like)

To decorate the house:

  • different kind of sweets (the ones you love most)

Directions:

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draw the pieces of your house on a piece of paper then use them to cut out your roof, sides, front, back and base

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bake in the oven for about 10 min. at 180°C. Let them cool down.

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put together with icing and lots of patience

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complete with your roof (mine had to be fixed as it broke a little bit) and let it cool in the fridge for the next 24 hours

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the following day my girls had finally the chance to decorate it all

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nearly finished

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we also wanted a garden and made it snow with some icing sugar 🙂

It’s been a great project and it’s been lovely working as a family with excellent team working skills. Hoorray!

 

 

 

 

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