Christmas Recipe Countdown Day 13: Gingerbread House

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Welcome to my Christmas Recipe Countdown, where each day leading up to Christmas, I will be sharing recipes from some of my Friday Foodies, as well as a few from myself.

Be prepared for healthy, mouth watering recipes that will help you to cater for all your festive season parties, dinners and get togethers. Each recipe is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

On day 13 of my countdown, I am featuring this amazing Gingerbread House from Lisa McInerney of Mummy Made It.

Lisa featured as my Friday Foodie back in May, which you can check out HERE.

Enjoy

Ness x

P.S. You can check out more Christmas recipes HERE

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Gingerbread House

Serves: Makes 1 House using mould, Alternatively bake in a tray and cut house shapes

Preparation Time: 10 minutes                         Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Almond Meal
  • 2 Cups Arrowroot flour
  • Dash Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bicarb
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 100 grams coconut oil, softened slightly
  • 125 grams dates
  • 65 ml boiling water
  • Dash Bicarb
  • 300 grams Golden Syrup

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 170C/340F

Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.

Allow to sit for a minimum of 20 minutes (the longer the better).

Place the dates in the blender and process on high until a paste forms.

Add the golden syrup and blend on high for 3 minutes.

 

In a separate bowl lightly whisk together the dry ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend until combined.

Add the coconut oil in small pieces and blend on high until combined (1-2 minutes).

 

Press the dough into the Gingerbread house mold.

Alternatively bake in a tray and use these templates to cut house pieces.

THe template for the Gingerbread house can be found here.

The dough should be approximately 7-10mm thick (1/3 Inch).

 

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove from oven, but do not remove pieces from the mold until cooled.

 

Construct the house using Gingerbread Cookie Dough Frosting (see recipe below) as the glue. Use the frosting on the base of the pieces (to stick to tray) and edges to join walls.

Decorate with dried fruits, nuts, jellies, marshmallow; using the frosting to adhere the decorations to the walls.

Alternatively, use golden syrup or honey to help stick the decorations to the walls.

Spread golden syrup/honey over the serving tray and sprinkle desiccated coconut to look like snow.

Sprinkle desiccated coconut over the top of the house for the snow.

 

Place finished house in the fridge to set the frosting.

If you live in a hot or humid environment you may need to keep the house in the fridge so the frosting doesn't become soft.

 

Gingerbread Cookie Dough Frosting

Ingredients

  • 90 grams Golden Syrup
  • 65 grams dates
  • 33 ml boiling water
  • 150 grams Almond Meal
  • 100 grams Arrowroot
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 50 grams Coconut oil
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons Milk (of Choice

Instructions

Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.

Allow to sit for a minimum of 20 minutes (the longer the better).

Place the dates in the blender and process on high until a paste forms.

Add the golden syrup and blend on high for 3 minutes.

 

In a separate bowl lightly whisk together the dry ingredients.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and blend until combined.

Add the coconut oil and blend on high until combined (1-2 minutes).

Add 1 Tablespoon of whipped coconut cream and blend briefly.

If the mixture is too dry add more cream.

Place the frosting in the fridge to firm up, ensuring that it is still spreadable.

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Lisa McInerney is a mum and a Chiropractor from Victoria who has a passion for healthy, creative baking. With 2 young sons and a new little princess, she knows the value of providing the best possible nutrition to create healthy bodies and minds. Lisa believes that making healthy choices doesn't mean you have to miss out on great tasting food. Her website, www.mummymade.it, features healthier version of your favourite desserts and treats using gluten free, paleo friendly and natural ingredients. Lisa has a fascination with using sweet potato in desserts and many of the recipes use vegetables and fruits in ways you have never imagined. Healthy can be Tasty!

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