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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Gingerbread dough
  2. Step 2

    Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and gingerbread spice in a bowl. Gently heat the milk in a small pan, add the pear syrup and baking soda, stir until the pear syrup has dissolved. Pour the pear milk into the flour, mix and knead to form a soft, smooth dough. Flatten the dough, wrap well in cling film and chill for approx. 8 hrs. or overnight.
  3. Step 3

    House parts
  4. Step 4

    Knead the dough thoroughly again. On a lightly floured surface, roll out in batches to approx. 4 mm thick. Place the templates for the base, 4 walls and 2 roof sections on the dough, cut out. Cut doors and windows out of the walls. Cut out fir trees from the leftover dough. Place the gingerbread pieces on two baking trays lined with baking paper, brush with milk.
  5. Step 5

    To bake
  6. Step 6

    Approx. 10 mins. per tray in the centre of an oven preheated to 200°C. Remove from the oven, leave to cool completely on a rack.
  7. Step 7

  8. Step 8

    Gently beat the egg whites with the lemon juice, add the icing sugar, beat using the whisk on a mixer for approx. 5 mins. until you have a thick icing. Transfer the icing to a piping bag, cut off the tip.
  9. Step 9

    To assemble the house
  10. Step 10

    Using icing for glue, stick one long wall to the floor panel, press down gently, hold briefly until both pieces are stuck together. Pipe a little icing along the edge of the wall and floor panel, attach the short wall, press down gently, hold briefly until the pieces are stuck together. Repeat these steps with the remaining two walls.
  11. Step 11

  12. Step 12

    For the roof, insert a toothpick into each gable end. Cover the edge of the gable with icing. Place the first half of the roof carefully on top of both gable ends and onto the toothpicks, press down gently. Repeat the process with the other half of the roof.
  13. Step 13

    To decorate
  14. Step 14

    Use the icing to attach flaked almonds to the roof as tiles. Break a cinnamon stick in half and attach to the roof as a chimney. Attach the remaining cinnamon sticks to the house, decorate the windows with icing and flaked almonds. Use the remainder of the icing to pipe icicles hanging from the roof. Attach almonds along the top of the roof using icing.