Gingerbread House

Made from healthy, wholesome ingredients, no sugary icing or candy! A fun activity for all the family!

Gingerbread House
Time 120 mins | Makes 1 small house
Ingredients

Ginger Slice (for Bricks)

  • 1 cup Cashews (soaked for 15 mins in boiling water and drained)
  • 1 1/2 cups Desiccated Coconut
  • 3 tbsp melted Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Maple or Coconut Syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted Cacao butter
  • 1/2 cup Desiccated Coconut (extra)
  • 1 cup crushed Roasted Nuts
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground Cloves
  • 1/4 cup crushed Roasted Pistachios
  • 1/2 cup chopped Dried Fruit (uncrystalised Ginger, Cranberries & Goji berries)

Ginger Bread (for roof, windows, door)

  • 2 cups Oat Flour
  • 4 tbsp melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Molasses
  • 2 tbsp Coconut or Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground Cloves

Ginger House (extras)

  • Boiled Lollies (for windows, optional)
  • melted Dark Chocolate
  • any Decorations you like

Method

First preheat the oven to 180°C.

Start by making the Ginger Slice for the bricks. First blend the first four ingredients together until they form a paste. Next mix in the Cacao Butter, then the rest of the ingredients. Press the mixture into a lined tin and leave to set in the freezer. Once frozen simply cut into bricks of required size.

To make the Gingerbread start by blending all the ingredients to form a dough. Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper, then cut the shapes required (see video). Place the pieces onto lined baking tray and bake for 10 mins. Leave to cool completely before use. Note: for the windows if you wish you can crush some boiled lollies and fill them into the windows before baking, these will melt down to form glass windows.

Once you are ready you can assemble the Gingerbread House. Refer to the video for help, simply put all the pieces together with the melted chocolate and decorate as you wish. Keep stored in the fridge.

 

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