This is one my mum used to make when we were kids. It was always the biggest hit every year. Use your imagination and a variety of sweets to make doors, windows, pathways and a garden. Note, this gingerbread house takes 2 to 3 days to complete.
Something else. We thought this was a wonderful recipe. We made cut-outs for windows, and spread crushed hard candy inside them prior to baking. They melt into stained glass windows. - 07 Aug 2008
Something else. I would like to add that you can trim the pieces of gingerbread after they are cooked to ensure uniformity. - 07 Aug 2008
I really enjoyed this recipe. I had a lot of fun making the gingerbread house. At first, I thought I did something wrong with the dough because it was so soft and moist, but once I started adding some flour and began working with it, the dough was great! I recommend using greaseproof paper for the cut-outs. It was easier to get the shapes I wanted. Thanks for the recipe! - 07 Aug 2008