Christmas Gingerbread House Ideas
A fun way for the whole family to prepare for Christmas is to build a Christmas Gingerbread House but this year you can make your very own Cadbury Dairy Milk Gingerbread House. NEW for 2019 a deliciously fun gift to make your own Christmas Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate cottage. A great novelty house shaped gift box with includes all the chocolate components to construct your chocolate cottage. Self assembly kit includes Dairy Milk Bars, Dairy Milk Winter Bar, NEW Dairy Milk with Gingerbread bar, flake and white buttons. Instructions on how to make the kit and template are on the box. Please note you will need your own icing to complete the design featured on the gift box. The limited edition Cadbury Dairy Milk Christmas Cottage Kit makes a magical and unique Christmas gift.
1. Using the template as a guide, cut the Winter Gingerbread Edition bars diagonally with a serrated knife. These are your front and back walls.
2. Remove one row of chocolate chunks from the shorter side of each of the 200g Dairy Milk bars. Reserve 2 chunks for the chimney.
3. Break the Dairy Milk off-cuts into a microwave-safe bowl.
4. Pop the bowl into the microwave and melt the chocolate slowly and carefully. Start with 20 second bursts and reduce the time as the chocolate melts. Stir the melted chocolate well between bursts.
5. Spread melted chocolate along the shorter inside edge of a 200g Dairy Milk bar and press together at a right angle with the long side of the wall you made in step 1, creating an ‘L’ shape.
6. Repeat step 5 to make the opposite ‘L’ shape, then stick the two together using melted chocolate. Allow a few moments to stand.
7. To make the roof, spread a little of the melted chocolate around the edges of the two Winter Wonderland Edition bars and place onto the house, holding and pressing for a few moments to firm. There will be a small gap at the top - don’t worry! This will be covered with your decoration.
8. Make a diagonal cut across one of the two chunks of chocolate reserved in step 2 to make the chimney to allow it to follow the slant of the roof. Stick the chimney to the roof slant side down using melted chocolate. Use more melted chocolate to attach the two Flakes to the top of the roof.
9. Use melted chocolate to attach your White Chocolate Buttons, then add any other decoration you like.
As a final touch, dust with icing sugar (this is not included).TIP: If your melted chocolate sets it can be carefully re-melted as per step 4.
Warning: Not suitable for young children. Adult supervision required.
The Origin of the Gingerbread House
A gingerbread house is a novelty confectionery shaped like a building that is made of cookie dough, cut and baked into appropriate components like walls and roofing. The usual material is crisp ginger biscuit made of gingerbread – the ginger nut. Another type of model-making with gingerbread uses a boiled dough that can be moulded like clay to form edible statuettes or other decorations. These houses, covered with a variety of candies and icing, are popular Christmas decorations, often built by children with the help of their parents.