Ann Reardon

Christmas Gingerbread House Recipe

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Christmas is coming, how exciting! I love the carols, trees, twinkling lights, advent calendars and of course the kids’ delighted faces on Christmas morning.

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Congratulations to the winners – Australia: Amy Watson, USA: karatinajr, Canada: Cassandra Taylor and in New Zealand Phoenix Down.


Christmas Gingerbread House Recipe

Makes enough dough to make one house using this silicone mould.
125g (4.41 ounces) or 1/2 cup plus 2 tsp brown sugar
180g (6.35 ounces) or 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
300g (10.58 ounces) or 3/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp golden syrup or you can use treacle
1 tspn ground cinnamon
1 ½ Tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cloves
500g (17.64 ounces) or 3 cups and 3 Tbsp plain (or all purpose) flour

Preheat your oven to 170°C (338 degrees Fahrenheit).
Beat the butter, sugar, golden syrup and spices on low speed for a couple of minutes
Add the flour and mix until it forms a nice dough.
Split the dough between the sections of the house as shown in the video and push down into the mould.
Place the moulds onto baking trays and bake for 20 minutes, swapping the trays after 10 minutes.

Gingerbread House Icing Recipe
1kg (2.2 pounds) or 7 and 3/4 cups plus 3 Tbsp icing sugar
50g (1.76 ounces) powdered egg white or 114g (4.02 ounces) pavlova magic mix (one packet)
100millilitres (3.38 fluid ounces) water
plus an additional 2 – 5 Tbsp of water to get the correct consistency
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To decorate the gingerbread house as shown in the video you will need:
1 packet of mint leaves
white fondant
green gel food colour
red fondant
10 red and 10 green Smarties
soft sugar pearls to decorate the tree
375g (13.23 ounces) or 2 1/2 cup white chocolate melts
50g (1.76 ounces) or 1/3 cup milk chocolate melts
1 packet hundreds and thousands
1 tube mini M&M’s
icing sugar for dusting the snow
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  1. I live in Australis and i would love to win the Breville mixer. I have a passion for baking cakes, desserts and chocolates and by watching your videos each week you have given me so many ideas, techniques and receipes which i enjoy and i thank you for helping me achieve my dreams to make my work for others to enjoy and eat.

  2. Hi Ann!
    I live in Christchurch, New Zealand i’m 13 and I love baking and watching baking tutorials and videos especially yours . I’ve always wanted a stand-alone mixer. I would have to pinch myself if I win this because I would think that it was just a dream and I’m never lucky enough to win something like this. Stand-alone mixers just make everything a whole lot better in baking. As soon as I saw you had a new vid I was excited to watch it but when I saw you were giving away a stand-alone mixer I was literally jumping up and down I could be the one to win this!

  3. I live in Australia (Blue Mountains, NSW) but I am from Brazil. I’d like to win the Breville Scraper Mixer Pro and a digital scale as it would allow me to reproduce Ann’s creations with more ease. I’m not a professional pastry chef (although I do sell some Brazilian delights from time-to-time to a local cafe) but I love to ‘wow’ my guests with professional looking cakes and desserts! 😉

  4. I wish I could win this award. For me it is difficult to buy one as they are very expensive. I live in NSW australia . I love all the pastries make cupcakes and have experienced almost all your recipes .so I get distracted and I’m happy preparing your recipes .please I would love to win it .thank anna

  5. I live in Sydney, Australia. I’m from Lisburn, Northern Ireland. My three year old son and I love to watch your weekly videos and give them a whirl ourselves. Since my son came along I have set myself the task of making every birthday cake. I’m only three years in and absolutely loving the challenge. Your weekly tutorials give me the inspiration and techniques to make amazing treats for my family. Thank you. To own a fantastic Breville scraper mixer would be a dream come true.

  6. Hi, I live in the United States. We just bought a house and have two daughters whom are at the age where they want to be baking (I really enjoy it too). A stand mixer would be an excellent tool to help us do it more frequently and make fun memories of us baking together. Thank you for the chance to win a stand mixer! Beautiful ginger bread house!

  7. I live in Bahrain.I eagerly await every Friday to watch the amazing sweet creations on how to cook that favorite recipes are the chocolate macaroons and the elegant fruit dessert!God bless you Ann for sharing your talent. Would love to try many more recipes on this fantastic new equipment!

  8. California, USA. I am not in need for a new mixer, my old one is functioning well. I just wanted to say I think this is a fantastic giveaway. Thank you for doing this, & thank you for your wonderful tutorials.

  9. Hi! I am from the U.S. and I will love to win the mixer cause it’s opportunity to create more beautiful creations.

  10. Hi , Im from New Zealand. I watched all your you tube videos and looks forward to every new video you are making. I am a late starter on cake decorating. It’s a hobby for me and hopefully will have a serious thought of having a cake business soon. I’m near retirement age .It will be great to have a nice mixer and thank you so much for tips , recipes and showing how to do decorating the easy way!!More power to you!!

  11. I live in the US and I would love to win one of these as a gift for my daughter. She loves to bake but she has not splurged on a serious mixer yet. Her birthday is around the corner, so this would be a great surprise for her. Thank you for your generous offer, and I love your gingerbread houses. We used to make them when they were younger.

  12. I love your website, and I love to bake. I do a lot of cakes, and had a very expensive Kitchen Aid mixer. Unfortunately it broke (not very old either), and I can’t afford to purchase a new one. I have had to rely on borrowing my daughter’s mixer. This Breville looks amazing, and I would love to have one. It would be so nice to do some of your projects without having to schedule mixer use. Thank you for all your recipes and videos. I always look forward to each new edition.

    • – Sorry, forgot to add, I live in the United States

  13. I live in Australia. I would love to win this Breville Mixer as my children and I love to cook but unfortunately the other day our Breville mixer died. It was like losing a member of our family. Much loved,much used and much missed. Please, please, please!!!!

  14. I live in india. I know you cannot supply your mixer to india. But I really want one as I am only 11 years old and I love cooking. I have seen many recipes where an electric mixer is used and I really wish to make them. But I can’t because I dont have an electric mixer. And my parents aren’t ready to buy one.
    If you will give me one as a prize I would be really grateful to you and my dream to be a cook would be fulfilled by you. Please try to do something and if not please let me know that you cannot help me.

  15. I live in the U.S. I would love to win this mixer because I have always wanted a stand mixer and this one looks awesome with the time. Plus I like the gingerbread house kit.

  16. USA- The Breville products look amazing and I would like to own as many as I can.

  17. I live in Australia! I loooovveeee to bake, and my standing mixer sounds like it’s about to die anytime soon, especially when I’m doing a bread dough. I would loove to get a self scraping mixer. I promise to create all the beautiful things and share them with people! Xoxoxo xoxoxo love your work Ann!! You always inspire me and makes me happy wheneve I watch your videos.

  18. I’m from Florida in the United States and I love all the beautiful works you do and how easy you make them seem,and I have never seen such a beautiful mixer like that,I would love to win it and maybe be able to make some of your beautiful proyects. Thank you.

  19. I live in Canada and I’ve never had a beautiful mixer always used a very old hand mixer which is on its last legs. A beautiful mixer like that would a treasure.

  20. Australia. I look forward to Fridays so I can watch How To Cook That. I imagine trying all the wonderful recipes but I only have a handheld beater making the jobs very slow and difficult. Thanks for all the lovely recipes and ideas.

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