What started the Veitch Gingerbread Construction tradition?
It started 4 years ago when I tried making a simple 4 sided house. Since then I have tested my abilities adding increasingly difficult features each year.
How long did it take to create the masterpiece?
I think it takes about 12 hours contact time with extra for ‘curing.
What are the ingredients or is it a secret?
The gingerbread mixture is vital, too much butter and it sticks, too much flour and it won’t bind together.
This is the recipe I follow:
250g Unsalted Butter
200g Dark Muscavado Sugar
7tbsp Golden Syrup
600g Plain Flour
2tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
4tsp Ground Ginger
Bake at 200 degrees until the corners go dark.
What are the 3 challenging phases?
Day 1 – Designing the blueprints on paper, cutting the raw gingerbread to shape
Day 2 – Baking and assembling structure with secret recipe icing sugar glue
Day 3 – Decorating