Make a snow-globe inspired gingerbread village to use as festive décor, give as a gift or simply for the kids to enjoy..
Snow-globe gingerbread village and Sweet n Spicy Gingerbread
two hours plus four hours of drying time
Measure the glass jars. Use the height and width to calculate the maximum size of the biscuit houses.
Glass candy jars (from R199,95) from Kitchen Republic.
Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Use a sharp knife and ruler to cut out the houses, and use the ruler to ensure that the biscuits aren’t too big to fit in the jars. Bake until just starting to brown around the edges.
Prepare the royal icing. The consistency should be stiff, but it should still flow just a little so the icing will ‘melt’ together when piped. Spoon into a small piping bag with a nr 1 nozzle and pipe house decorations onto the biscuits. Leave to set for at least four hours.
Pour sugar into the base of the jars. Arrange the gingerbread biscuits in the jars, pressing them lightly into the sugar. Use a small sieve to dust the houses liberally with icing sugar.
Add extra depth of flavour to traditional gingerbread biscuits with Huletts.
Sweet n Spicy Gingerbread
20 - 30 biscuits, depending on size
1 hour, plus cooling time
8 - 12 minutes
Lightly whisk one large egg white until foamy. Add about 300 g sifted Huletts Icing Sugar and beat until thick and white. Add a little more icing sugar or water depending on the desired consistency.
by Tani Kirsten