Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Edible housing

So I wanted to be an architect. Ha!

So I wanted to make gingerbread, without the ginger! Ha!

Which is better? Having a overdecorated house and living alone, or having a plain house and living with a loved one?

Cinnamon and mixed spice houses
Makes 5 small houses (about 8-10cm in height) and 52 little people (about 2cm in height).

4 cups self raising flour
1 cup pure icing sugar
50g butter
2 tbsp margarine
2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp mixed spice
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup golden syrup, warmed in microwave
2 eggs

Sift dry ingredients together.
Mix wet ingredients together.
Form a dough.
Refrigerate for a few hours.
Roll out and cut into shapes.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160C for about 8 minutes.
Allow to cool for a few minutes then transfer onto cooling rack.

As you can see.. I gave up on decorating after this one. Haha..


  1. Awww... The decorated house is lovely, but I'll take living with a loved one anyday! (Really - they're both terribly cute!)

  2. It was a lovely surprise to find a family of 4 in the house. It was very yummy, by the way. Thankies :D