Need a recipe for a tasty sweet snack? Try this gingerbread biscuits recipe for a delicious baked treat today. Stork – love to bake.
Process flour, spices and Stork Bake until crumbly.
Add sugar and syrup and enough egg for the mixture to just combine.
Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth. Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour to rest.
While the dough is resting, make your patterns for the house.
Cut rectangles out of cardboard in the following sizes: Roof: 12 x 19 cm Side walls: 10 x 16 cm back: 16 x 18 cm Mark a point halfway (8cm) across short side of the 16 x 18 cm template. This is the top side where the roof will join the wall. Measure 10cm up from the base along each 18cm side. Draw a line from the top point to the 10cm mark to form the gable (point in the roof). Trim along this line to form a template that resembles a triangle on top of a rectangle. Roll out on a floured board to about 6mm thick and cut out 2 of each pattern piece.
Bake at 170°C for 10 - 15 minutes until pale golden in colour. While the shapes are still warm, cut a door in the front piece and windows in the side pieces. Neaten any sides.
Keep the door for later to be iced in the open position. Cool slightly before removing from the tray. When cold, they are ready to decorate.
On a cake board or tray start to assemble the house. If possible let it dry thoroughly before decorating with sweets and candy canes. You may need to support the sides with tins to stabilise while drying. Use royal icing to glue the house together.
Sift icing sugar. Beat egg whites lightly and then add icing sugar gradually, beating well, until the icing reaches piping consistency. Beat in lemon juice.
Spoon into a small plastic bag and snip off one corner to make a piping bag. Use this to pipe along the edges.
Use the remaining royal icing to pipe snow dripping off the roof and around the windows. Glue a door handle onto the door and decorate the rooftop with sweets. Make a garden with sweets and scatter white vermicelli to form snow. Pipe roof tiles onto the roof.
Dust the house in icing sugar.