Cooking a lebkuchen gingerbread house from scratch, without buying a plastic wrapped kit is easier than you think. Use my tasty Lebkuchen recipe as the base and glue it together with home-made icing glue then decorate as you wish.
Read about my lovely day cooking with Ava below the recipe.
Cooking with Ava
My lovely granddaughter Ava asked me some time ago if we could make a gingerbread house, so we booked it in for the first day of school holidays, just a week out from Christmas 2021. And that’s how we came to make the Lebkuchen Gingerbread House.
I recently made a batch of Christmas lebkuchen – a German ginger spiced biscuit – so figured it was the perfect dough for this house. And I wasn’t wrong.
Now you may not know this, but Ava and I have cooked together since she was tiny, probably around two years old. Way back then, her ‘helping’ was more like dipping her finger into the batter or icing. And she definitely helped with the washing up … cleaning, in a manner of speaking, the spoons and bowls before they even made it to the dishwasher!
She’s 12 now and becoming quite an accomplished cook. She bakes most of the school lunchbox treats and she cooks dinner once in a while too. Of course my daughter cooks the rest of the time, but it’s great Ava takes such an interest.
I’m planning on cooking and sharing more food experiences and adventures that Ava and I have.