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Lindt Chocolate Gingerbread House

A delectable and festive table decoration, fit for every Christmas celebration.

4-6

15-30 minutes

Lindt DESSERT Premium Dark

Ambitious

Ingredients

For the houses

  • 400g Lindt DESSERT Premium Dark, melted and tempered*
  • 100g Gingerbread, chopped finely
  • 40-50g Honey roasted macadamias, chopped finely 
  • 1Tsp Gingerbread or Speculoos spice 

 

 

  • Little extra chocolate to build

Icing (Best prepared in advance)

  • 200g Pure icing sugar, sieved 
  • 40g Egg white 
  • Few drops of lemon juice 
  • Festive Lindt chocolates to decorate

Any biscuits, cocoa nibs or fruit would make delicious inclusions.

Directions

  • 1

    Best

    • Make the icing in advance by combining all ingredients in the bowl of your electric mixer and with a whisk attachment, whisk at full speed for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.

  • 2

    Cover

    • Surface with a damp cloth and place in the fridge.

  • 3

    For the Chocolate House

    • Gently melt and temper* the chocolate.

  • 4

    Finely

    • Chop the gingerbread and macadamia nuts and place in a bowl.

  • 5

    Add

    • The spice and stir to evenly distribute all ingredients.

  • 6

    Stir

    • In the tempered chocolate and mix until all the inclusions are well coated with chocolate.

  • 7

    Place

    • Mixture onto a large sheet of baking paper and spread thinly (about 4 mm) to a size of around 60x30 cm.

  • 8

    Allow to set slightly

    • But don’t allow the chocolate to get too firm.

  • 9

    Using

    • The cut out templates cut the panels.

      Then place in the fridge to set fully.

  • 10

    To assemble

    • Fill a piping bag with some extra chocolate that has been slightly thickened with a few drops of water. 

      This will make building easier.

  • 11

    Start by

    • Attaching a front/back panel onto a roof as that will be easier.

  • 12

    Continue

    • With the remaining panels and place on the base.

  • 13

    Using the off cuts

    • Create a chimney and a fence.

  • 14

    Using a piping bag

    • Pipe icing on the house to create icicles.

  • 15

    *Tempering chocolate

    •  Ensures the chocolate setting with a firm snap and sheen. For information on tempering visit here

  • 16

    Have a Merry Christmas

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