Prep time 60 min
Cook time 12 min
Serves 12
Nutritional information per serving
Weight 12 g


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  1. preheat oven to 180°c/160°c fan forced. grease and line 2 baking trays with baking paper. using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy; add golden syrup and egg and beat until just combined.
  2. stir in NESTLÉ baking cocoa, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, mixed spice and plain flour and mix until just combined. turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth, roll out dough between two sheets of baking paper until 4mm thick. refrigerate for 30 minutes to rest.
  3. fold and cut a piece of a4 paper in half to form two 15 x 21cm rectangles, use paper template to cut two rectangles from dough. these will form the roof of the house. re roll scraps; cover and place in the fridge for 10 minutes to rest.
  4. meanwhile, using one of the rectangle templates, fold one of the corners over to meet the side edge to form a 21 x 14.5cm triangle, cut out the triangle and use the template to cut two triangles this size from dough; these will form the front and back panels of the house.
  5. using a small sharp knife cut a small rectangle from the long side of one of the triangles to make a door. cut three small squares from the centre of the other triangle to make the windows.
  6. bake triangles for 8 -10 minutes or until golden; and rectangles for about 15 minutes. stand for 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  7. make royal icing: lightly whisk egg white in a bowl. gradually add icing sugar, whisking until smooth and combined. stir in lemon juice. transfer to a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle.
  8. to assemble: pipe along the long side of both triangles, push down on a square cake board or serving platter; using glasses to support panels. pipe along the edges of each triangle; then pipe along the one long edge of each rectangle and push down cake board to create roof, using glasses again to support it until icing is set hard.
  9. use icing to attach NESTLÉ white melts to roof, pipe icing along edges of house and across top of roof to resemble icicles and snow. decorate with allen’s lollies, NESTLÉ milk choc bits and sugared christmas figurines as pictured or as desired.

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