Having never attempted one before, Donna Hay magazine pulled through with a simple recipe which helped us to conquer the feat.
If ever you need to make fail-safe food for any occassion; Donna Hay is the way to go. If you can't master her recipes- then you should just keep out of the kitchen. Seriously you would have to try really, really hard to stuff her recipes up.
So 1.2kg of flour (!!!) and everything else later...here we are with the dough. It is cooked in identical cookie trays to make the walls and roof.
Once they've been turned out and cooled, each piece is cut in half and the corners are cut off two pieces to create the shape for the roof.
The house is then constructed by piecing together the walls with icing 'cement' to hold it in place.
Use tall glasses or jars to hold the walls in place until the cement sets.
Once it is all set- it's time to decorate! If you want to create windows and doors, it is best to do this BEFORE you stick the walls up. That way the icing won't drip or fall off and it's alot easier to pipe onto the panels when they are laying flat.
We finished ours with Christmas trees and shrubbery and Santa Claus climbing in the chimney. The chimney was made by cutting a small section off one of the off-cuts of the side panel as this already gave the same angle slant as the roof.
What Christmas treats have you been creating?
Merry Christmas to all my readers! Hope it is full of love, fun and good food xx