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With the advent of the New Year, the aromas of joy and favorite holiday food fill the houses, and the hearts - the anticipation of a miracle. Of course, one of the most fun and interesting New Year's activities is baking a gingerbread house. In this article, we will show you how to make a beautiful fragrant house step by step.

  • Making gingerbread dough
  • Cooking frosting
  • Assembling and decorating
  • House decoration options

Preparing the walls and roof of the house

For the test you will need:

  • 150 g runny honey;
  • 100 butter;
  • 125g granulated sugar;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 1 tsp ground ginger;
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon;
  • vanillin;
  • 375 gr. white flour;
  • 1 tsp cocoa (if you want the walls of the gingerbread house to be brown);
  • 2 tsp baking powder dough.

  • Mix ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa and baking powder with flour.
  • Mix softened butter with sugar, add honey, mix again. Add eggs and stir again.
  • Add drya mixture of flour and spices, mix again, roll the dough into a ball. If the dough is watery (sticky to your hands or rolls poorly), put it in the refrigerator for half an hour, the butter in the dough will harden, and it will be easier to work with.
  • After the gingerbread dough is ready, sprinkle the table with flour and roll it into a layer, about 1 cm thick.

Make a paper pattern in advance and lay it out on a layer. Use a sharp knife to cut out the details.

  • Now transfer the walls and roof onto a baking sheet lined with a baking sleeve or baking paper. Bake the house in the oven at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Be careful not to burn the gingerbread, because the dough is brown and it can be hard to tell when it's done.
  • The oven can be opened during cooking.

You can make gingerbread from leftover dough. If you paint them with icing, they will turn out incredibly beautiful!

While the cakes are baking, prepare the mass for gluing the house together.

Glaze for gluing and decorating

You will need:

  • 1 fresh egg white;
  • 250g icing sugar;
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice.

Carefully separate the protein from the yolk (if even a drop of the yolk gets into it, nothing will work). Powdered sugar is desirable to sift or crush.

First, beat the protein with a fork until light foam, then gradually add the powdered sugar and grind it with the protein (no need to beat, bubbles in the glaze are not needed). After all the powder is added, add lemon juice at the end. At this point, you can add food coloring if you like. You should get a thick homogeneous mass, you need to put it in a confectionery syringe.

Assembling and decorating the gingerbread house

After the walls and roof of the house have completely cooled down, you can start assembling. We glue the walls, as shown in the photo. This work is quite long - be patient and keep the parts together until the mass hardens.

After the gingerbread frame is assembled, you can start decorating. Here you can let your imagination run wild: sweets, confectionery beads and stars, parcels and much, much more can become decorative elements!

Decorate the roof with icing, then stick on candy and other decorations. You can make “icicles on the roof” with glaze.

Amazing gingerbread house is ready! Below is a photo of other decoration options. Bon Appetit and Happy New Year!

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