How to make Gingerbread House

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Hi Tea.

Main Ingredients : Ginger powder, Refined flour

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Gingerbread House Recipe

  • Ginger powder 2 teaspoons

  • Refined flour 460 gms + for dusting

  • Castor sugar 160 grams

  • Maple syrup 4 tablespoons

  • Treacle 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon powder 2 teaspoons

  • Butter 200 grams

  • Baking powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Chocolate sauce as required

  • Royal icing for decorating

  • Chocolate sprinklers for decorating

  • Chocolate wafer sticks for decorating

  • Colourful candies for decorating

  • Gummy toffees for decorating

  • Colourful chocolate candies for decorating

  • Icing sugar for dusting


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180°C.

Step 2

Heat a non-stick pan. Add castor sugar, maple syrup, treacle and 4 tbsps water. Mix well and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 3

Add ginger powder, cinnamon powder and mix well. Switch off the heat, add butter and mix well till the butter melts completely. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 4

Add refined flour and baking powder, mix and knead into a stiff dough.

Step 5

Dust the worktop with little flour and roll out the dough into a 6 mm thick sheet. Using a knife cut out pieces from the sheet for the house and prick the pieces with a fork so that they don’t puff-up while baking.

Step 6

Place the house pieces on a silicon sheet placed on a baking tray, put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or till they turn golden. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.

Step 7

Make little incisions on the base piece of the house so that the wall pieces can be fit into them. Scrape the sides of the wall pieces.

Step 8

Use chocolate sauce as a glue and assemble all the pieces into a house.

Step 9

Pour royal icing in a piping bag fitted with a nozzle and decorate the gingerbread house as per your choice. Finish the house by further decorating it with chocolate sprinklers, chocolate wafer sticks, colourful candies, gummy toffees, colourful chocolate candies and dust with icing sugar on top.

Step 10


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