Baking and Making a Vegan Gingerbread House   
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(For all ingredients, please use organic versions if available)
3½ cups organic spelt flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
100 grans vegan butter
1 cup treacle (or ½ cup molasses + ½ cup golden syrup)

4 cups icing sugar
2 tablespoons vegan butter
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Hot water to mix
Directions (to make gingerbread):
  1. Put the flour in
  2. Put the spices in
  3. Put the baking soda in
  4. Put the ginger in
  5. Put the salt in
  6. Mix well
  7. Turn on the stove on a low heat
  8. Put the treacle into the pan
  9. Put the sugar in
  10. Put the butter in
  11. Mix them until melting nicely
  12. Pour the melted ingredients into the flour
  13. You need to form this into a stiff dough so you can mould it into the shapes
  14. You need some flour on your hands so you can get the dough into a ball
  15. Put them in the fridge for about 45 minutes (waiting for the dough to chill)
  16. In the meantime, you can cut out the patterns for the gingerbread house
  17. Take the dough out of the fridge
  18. Cut it into shapes (make sure you flour the knife and hand, so it doesn’t stick)
  19. Roll it about half of a centimeter thick and cut them into the forms of roof, two sides, two chimneys, two porches, a door, windows, a back, and a front
  20. After you just finished cutting out them put them on the baking tray (remember to flour it)
  21. At first put them in the oven on 160 degrees celsius (320f) for 7 minutes, then you take them out and straighten the edges, make sure they’re all straight. Then you put them in for about another 10 minutes.
  22. After it already cooked put it on the cooling rack
Directions (to make vegan icing) :
  1. Put the vegan butter in first
  2. Put two cups of icing sugar
  3. Put half a teaspoon of ground ginger in
  4. Put some hot water
  5. Mix them
  6. Ready to use
Directions (to make the gingerbread house and decorating):
  1. Start by putting a line of icing for the front
  2. Do another line for sides
  3. Stacking up to form a house
  4. Cut up some of these small crackers to shingle the roof
  5. Decorate with some vegan biscuits, some vegan crackers, some vegan
  6. Candy canes and lollies
  7. Ready to serve

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