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Gingerbread Birdhouse

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Difficult
  • Prep time
    › 4 hrs
  • Cook time
    › 1/2 hr
  • Serves
    › 8-10



Basic Gingerbread House Cookie Dough:

950g unsalted butter

14 cups bread flour, plus more for dusting

2 cups sugar

1/3 cup ground ginger

3 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon fine salt

3 cups golden syrup

2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Flour, for rolling out the dough

One recipe Royal Icing


Royal Icing:

900g icing sugar

3 egg whites

Food colouring, as desired


Equipment: Click here for the template

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