It’s got a bit foodie around here lately, hasn’t it? What with baking contests, culinary conferences and the latest instalment in my journey towards being a foodie Instagrammer extraordinaire (the world can never have enough snaps of people’s breakfast); I have a camera card full of delicious things, and it seems an awful waste not to share them all!
Today, not something I can claim credit for *at all* but something of a festive trend doing the rounds on the blogosphere (you can even buy a kit from Lakeland); those adorable tiny gingerbread houses that clip onto the side of your coffee mug.
When we were children, my mum would make a large gingerbread house each Christmas, which would form the centre of a game where winners were allowed to demolish and eat a portion. We’re hosting Christmas Day this year so I was keen to put my own spin on the tradition.
Of course this meant creating my own version of the mini-houses, and using them as the subject of photos for homemade Christmas cards this year, so apologies if you got a Christmas card from us – here’s those little houses again!
What’s different about my version? Well of course they are gluten free (for me) and dairy free (for A); other than that I borrowed inspiration with pride from across the interwebs. If you scroll to the end I have created a pin-able image and a little Pinterest board to inspire you if you would like to create your own, plus linked to relevant recipes and templates.
- I used the Delicious Alchemy Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Biscuit Mix
- If you also need an egg free version, you may like my gingerbread person recipe from last year.
- There are plenty of free, printable templates available online. I used this one from Sainsbury’s magazine.
Pin me for later, and scroll to the end for more decoration ideas from around the interweb!