Gluten-free Hansel and Gretel House –
I made this little Hansel and Gretel house for a Christmas party with many children. I enjoyed preparing it and they had a great time 🙂
Gluten-free Hansel and Gretel House
Preparation time 2 hours
For the cocoa shortcrust pastry:
500 grams of gluten-free flour (I used the BiAglut flour)
40 grams of cocoa
200 grams of sugar
2 egg yolks
250 grams of butter
gluten-free gummy candies
gluten-free colored bonbons
2 egg whites
100 grams of icing sugar
50 grams of vanilla icing sugar
Make the shortcrust pastry as usual (with ingredients and doses given above) and let rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of 5 mm and cut out all components: 4 walls (2 longer and 2 shorter), the roof (two rectangles), a tree and the base. Bake at 180°C for 12-15 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat the egg whites (cold from the fridge) with a pinch of salt and then add, a tablespoon at a time, the icing sugar. This will serve to create the snow, but above all as a glue to stick the candies and the various parts of the house.
When the parts are cold we can begin to assemble the house.
At first, I brushed the base with the egg white, to create a “snowy background”, then I put the walls, candy fence, and driveway.
I decorated the roof when he was flat. The windows and the door when the walls were already assembled.
When the decorations on the roof are dry you can add it to the house and, with a pastry brush, you can create the snow effect that comes down from the roof, will give a special touch to your house. The egg white must be very hard so that the “snow stalactites” don’t fall to the ground.
Let the house “dry” for at least 12 hours in a warm, dry room.
At the party, we put it on a low table, with all the children around and they ate the candies and the house with the hands. They had so much fun!
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