A very festive Gingerbread House

The gingerbread house is fairly new to me after having only really seen them in the Christmas movies. Over the past couple of years I have begun to notice them more and more in the form of premade houses or even those that you can purchase and put together/decorate yourself.

Usually they are covered with a variety of sweets and icing and decorated to make a lovely Christmas piece. They are popular Christmas decorations and even used as centre pieces. Often built by children with the help of their parents over the festive period, a great way to get the whole family involved, as well as being a rather delicious treat.

Gingerbread House

This year I attempted to put together a gingerbread house myself using ready-made packets I simply had to construct the house and decorate it as I pleased. I couldn’t wait to set it up and had hope of it being a splendid display like the one above.

I was rather excited about it and even had my camera ready to take pictures so that I could blog about our creation. That was until I was removing the gingerbread slabs from the packaging, it was so dry that it crumbled on removal.

Rather disappointed that I was left with only 3 slabs left to create my masterpiece, I admitted defeat and gave up. I promised myself that next year I would make my very own gingerbread house from scratch. Wait until next year? Nope I simply could not, so this year on Christmas Eve I shall be starting my very own family Christmas tradition by creating a Gingerbread house.

Tesco Real Food has come up with a great easy to follow step by step video to create magical gingerbread house this year. If you area looking for something to do whilst your children are off school or wanting to create a Christmas tradition of your own then why not construct a gingerbread house for magical Christmas fun?


For more exciting recipes and ideas this Christmas, visit the Tesco Real Food Christmas Zone

 

This post was sponsored by Tesco.

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