Dragon's Den Gingerbread House

Ann Reardon from How To Cook That makes a Dragon's Den Gingerbread House using her Scraper Mixer Twin™ and the Gingerbread House baking mould
  • By Ann Reardon
Ready Time
4 hrs 22 mins
4 hrs
22 mins + Cooling Time
Serves   1 House
4 hrs 22 mins
Ready Time
4 hrs
22 mins + Cooling Time
  1 House

Ann Reardon is a self-confessed fan of amazing desserts, cakes and chocolate.

A food scientist, dietician, wife and mum, Ann has been using Breville products in her inspiring kitchen, which can be seen in videos on YouTube.

A global baking and YouTube sensation, How to Cook That is Australia's most popular baking channel with more than 900,000 subscribers. Hop online each Friday night to view Ann's next sensational creation.




Gingerbread Dough

  • 180g (6oz) lightly salted butter
  • 125g (4.5oz) soft brown sugar
  • 300g (10.5oz) treacle or golden syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 500g (17.5oz) plain flour

Dragon's Den Gingerbread House

  • Queen Fondant
  • Queen Royal Icing
  • Black Fondant
  • 50g (1.75oz) Milk Chocolate Melts
  • 1 Packet Oreo Cookies
  • Gold Luster Dust (Optional)
  • Blue Sugar For Gems (Optional)
  • Green Food Colouring
  • Black Food Colouring
  • 10 Blue And 10 Green Smarties (M&M's) For The Path


Gingerbread Dough

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C (340F) with fan. Place silicon moulds onto two baking trays.
  2. Assemble mixer with the scraper paddle. Combine butter, sugar, treacle and spices into the large bowl and mix on ‘light mixing’ for 2 minutes.
  3. Reduce speed to ‘folding’ and add flour; increase speed to ‘light mixing’ and mix until mixture just forms thick dough.
  4. Using your hands press gingerbread together to make a ball. Cut ball into portions so you have enough dough for each section and press into moulds, smooth tops.
  5. Bake in oven for about 20-22 minutes swapping trays halfway through cooking until firm to touch.  Gingerbread will become firmer on cooling.
  6. Cool for 5 minutes in mould before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Once cooled, decorate as directed in Ann’s video. Preparation time will depend on the individual's skill level so allow several hours.


Chefs Tool Box Gingerbread House Mould (In Austalia)

Chefs Tool Box Gingerbread House Mould:

Dragon's Den Marker:




  • Bijal Saturday, 01 November 2014

    Hi dear,
    I love this recipe

  • victoria Monday, 22 December 2014

    this is so awsome dude by the way im a girl and i love cooking with my mom so im going to make one , p.s i really love cooking

  • victoria Monday, 22 December 2014

    what i love cooking thx for the recipe

  • Rowan McGraw Tuesday, 19 May 2015

    wow that video was amazing you should make one that is minecraft but with notches house in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kristal Monday, 29 June 2015

    I love how u make these amazing cakes I asked my mum to make the princesses one for my birthday and my brother asked my make for the dragoon den for his birthday

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