Vegan gingerbread house
Time: 30 min. preparation time, 20 min. baking time
Nutrition: Calories ca 823 / Protein 7g / Carbohydr. 158g / Fat 17g
Ingredients (6 servings)
|400 g||all-purpose flour|
|0.5 tsp||flaxseed (ground)|
|5 tbsp||water (divided)|
|125 g||turbinado sugar|
|2 tsp||pumpkin pie spice mix or mixed spice|
|1 tsp||baking soda|
|125 g||margarine (vegan)|
|200 g||confectioner’s sugar|
|flour for work surface|
|Christmas-themed sprinkles or other edible decoration (optional)|
stencil for gingerbread house, pastry brush, baking sheet, oven, standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks, cooling rack, Christmas tree- and gingerbread men-shaped cookie cutters (optional), plastic wrap, serving plate, small saucepan, parchment paper, piping bag, knife, small bowl, rolling pin
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Mix ground flaxseed with a part of the water in a small bowl. Set aside for approx. 5 min.
0.5 tsp flaxseed (ground) / 1 tbsp water
In the meantime, add flour, demerara sugar, spices, baking soda, margarine, and molasses to a standing mixer. Knead until a smooth dough forms.
standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks
400 g flour / 125 g demerara sugar / 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix or mixed spice / 1 tsp baking soda / 225 g molasses / 125 g margarine
Wrap dough in plastic wrap, transfer to refrigerator, and let rest for approx. 1 h.
Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Flour work surface and roll dough out until approx. 1/2 finger thick. Using stencils (you will find them in the last step), cut out shapes needed for a gingerbread house. Cut Christmas tree shapes and gingerbread men out of remaining dough. Transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for approx. 10 – 20 min., in batches if necessary. The pieces should be golden brown with a slightly firm surface. Transfer to a cooling rack.
Christmas tree- and gingerbread men-shaped cookie cutters, stencil for gingerbread house, baking sheet, oven, cooling rack, parchment paper, knife, rolling pin
flour for work surface
Meanwhile, mix confectioner’s sugar with just enough water to form a thick icing. Once pieces have cooled, decorate with icing using a piping bag. If desired, decorate with sprinkles or other edible decorations. Set aside to dry completely.
piping bag, small bowl
200 g confectioner’s sugar / 2 tbsp water / Christmas-themed sprinkles or other edible decoration
Melt sugar and a little water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until a dark caramel forms. Carefully dip bottom of house pieces in caramel and stick to a serving plate. Use caramel to stick together other inner edges and to attach Christmas trees and gingerbread men.
pastry brush, serving plate, small saucepan
100 g sugar / 2 tbsp water
For your gingerbread house cut out each template from the dough twice. You can also take the measurements and make your own stencils. Enjoy!