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Gluten free Haunted cookie house recipe

Hello lovelies!

Today I am delighted to share with you my Gluten free Haunted cookie house recipe. I spent most of the weekend working on it and more! But I am now really pleased with it and can't wait for my Haunted cookie house to take centre stage on my Halloween dessert table.

I originally was going to make a gingerbread bird house, but as I have made many gingerbread bird houses before, I decided I needed to challenge myself a little more. So after working out how I wanted my Haunted house to look I designed a template that I could use, please feel free to download the template for yourselves.

I altered my tried and tested gluten free gingerbread recipe so that it was no longer gingerbread but instead was chocolate flavoured, I added a little black food colouring to make it even darker.

For the grey ready to roll on icing I mixed a little black ready to roll icing from Dr Oetker with white ready to roll icing from Dr Oetker.

Here's how to make one for yourselves...

Gluten Free

1 Cookie house

Method

Gluten free chocolate cookie house

  1. Heat oven to 180 deg C

  2. Place the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a medium saucepan and, on a low heat, stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from heat

  3. Place the flour, xanthan gum, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda in a food mixer

  4. Slowly add the melted butter mix to the flour mix and beat until well combined

  5. Roll dough out to about 5mm thick on to baking paper

  6. Cut out the pieces as template, remembering to mirror each piece that needs cutting twice, then cut stars out of fronts as marked on template

  7. Slide cut pieces still on the baking paper on to baking trays

  8. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes or until firm to the touch, turning the tray half way through cooking

  9. Leave to cool for a few minutes, then re-cut around edges to neaten

  10. Leave to completely cool

To decorate

  1. Dust icing sugar onto a hard clean surface and roll out coloured icing to 2mm thick

  2. Press brick impression mat into icing

  3. Using the 'haunted house' templates, cut out all side pieces in icing. Marking the star cut out on the front of the house pieces.

  4. Brush water onto back of cut-out icing component and place on top of corresponding gingerbread piece. Repeat until all gingerbread house side pieces are iced

  5. Melt dark chocolate in a bain marie or in the microwave on low heat

  6. Brush melted chocolate around inside of star in front of house Push white chocolate star over hole, leave to set

  7. Paint melted dark chocolate on to inside of left house front edge piece. Push left house sides into chocolate, hold in place for a couple of minutes until chocolate sets, see photo

  8. Paint melted dark chocolate on to inside of right house side piece. Push right house fronts into chocolate, hold in place for a couple of minutes until chocolate sets, see photo

  9. Paint melted dark chocolate on to inside of main house back edge piece. Push main house sides into chocolate, hold in place for a couple of minutes until chocolate sets. Paint melted dark chocolate on to inside of main house front edge piece, lay on top of side pieces. see photo

  10. Assemble the roof house as above, attach to the main roof gingerbread piece, using melted chocolate. Leave to set. Using a spatula smooth dark chocolate onto front of one of the roof pieces Liberally sprinkle with silver sugar strands, leave to dry. See photo

  11. Paint melted dark chocolate on to base side edges of assembled main house pieces and attach to base. Leave to set.

  12. Paint melted dark chocolate on to side and base edges of assembled left house pieces and attach to main house on base. Leave to set. Paint melted dark chocolate on to side and base edges of assembled right house pieces and attach to main house on base. Leave to set.

  13. Using a spatula smooth dark chocolate onto front of one of the roof pieces Liberally sprinkle with silver sugar strands, leave to dry. Repeat until all roof pieces are covered in silver sugar strands

  14. Using a sharp knife, angle the inside edge of the roof pieces so they are 45 degrees

  15. Brush melted chocolate on to the top edges of the main house. Push main roof of house into chocolate hold in place for a minute or two until chocolate sets Repeat with all roof pieces

  16. Brush melted chocolate on to top of roofs along the join. Stick small silver dragees into melted chocolate, leave to set

  17. Brush melted chocolate on to the cookie base that is visible. Immediately sprinkle with black sugar crystals before chocolate sets.

  18. Lightly dampen the iced houses with a small brush and apply lustre dust in silver and leave to dry. Brush edible silver glitter on to painted iced houses.

  19. Melt a small amount of white chocolate. Dip M&M's in to white chocolate and stick round base of house.

  20. Cut wire to length desired and apply to the back of the white chocolate stars with a little melted white chocolate, leave to set. Once set, dip ends of wire into melted chocolate and push in to the roof, holding the wire till the chocolate sets.

  21. Add a white chocolate skull and fondant roses around the base of the houses.

Ingredients

Gluten free chocolate cookie house

  • 375g butter (unsalted)

  • 300g dark muscovado sugar

  • 875g gluten free plain flour

  • 4 tsp xantham gum

  • 10 tbsp golden syrup

  • 3 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 25g cocoa powder

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