Gingerbread Cottage Recipe

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Gingerbread Cottage
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  1. Place flour, ginger, cinnamon and butter in a food processor and pulse until they resemble breadcrumbs( do this in 2 batches if the bowl is small).
  2. Combine treacle sugar and egg in a large mixing bowl. Tip in the flour and stir, then bring the dough together with your hands.
  3. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
  4. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
  5. Pre heat oven to 180C and line 3 baking sheets with non stick baking paper.
  6. Divide the dough into 3 and roll out to the thickness of a £1 coin. Using the templates cut out 2 of each for the roof the sides and the front.
  7. Re roll the scraps and make christmas trees and 1 gingerbread men.
  8. Bake for about 12 minutes or until JUST firm.Leave to cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. To assemble the house, pipe a door on the front and a window on the side using the icing.
  10. Pipe icing generously along the bottom edges of the pieces and attach to the board, then join all the sides.
  11. Use the flake bars to support the inside of the house by laying them behind the walls on the floor of the house.
  12. Fix the roof of the cottage and leave to set overnight befor decorating.
  13. Stick the marsmallows all over the roof, using the ready icing as glue. Fix chocolate buttons around the door and a sweet as adoor knob and use more chocolate buttons to cover the corner joints. Make icicles hanging from the roof by making a pea sized blob and pulling downwards to break off.
  14. Mix the icing sugar with drops of water to form a thick spreadable paste and spread on the board to make snow, then decorate with lolly pops ( fastened to sweets), sweets, chocolate buttons and gingerbread trees. Place the gingerbread on the roof or outside the door.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1003.52 Kcal (4202 kJ)
Calories from fat 185.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.65g 32%
Cholesterol 87.95mg 29%
Sodium 488.36mg 20%
Potassium 103.9mg 2%
Total Carbs 199.16g 66%
Sugars 76.82g 307%
Dietary Fiber 2.66g 11%
Protein 6.77g 14%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 7%
Iron 4.2mg 23%
Calcium 194.2mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 416.23 Kcal (1743 kJ)
Calories from fat 77.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.56g 32%
Cholesterol 36.48mg 29%
Sodium 202.55mg 20%
Potassium 43.09mg 2%
Total Carbs 82.6g 66%
Sugars 31.86g 307%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 11%
Protein 2.81g 14%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 7%
Iron 1.7mg 23%
Calcium 80.5mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 21.3
  • 27

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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