Gluten free Gingerbread House Schär Activity

Ginger-Spiced Bread House


An easy, gluten free version of a holiday favorite activity, this Ginger-Spiced Bread House is the perfect thing to make for a party or with your kids.


6 slices Cereale del Mastro Panettiere / Flerkorn / Maestro Cereale
olive oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger, ground
1/8 tsp nutmeg, ground
1/4 tsp cloves, ground
1 large plate or platter
3 cups icing sugar
1 package powder gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup hot water
candy / decor of your choice


For the house sides: Download the template here

  • Cut template out of paper and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 175°C and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Mix brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and clove on a plate and set aside.
  • Pick the middle six slices of your loaf and de-crust them.
  • Roll each de-crusted slice flat, flipping to achieve flattened slice.
  • Place template on slices before cutting to assure the largest slices have the largest template pieces. Cut pieces out.
  • Lightly brush olive oil on both sides of each cut piece, pressing the newly brushed sides into the sugar/spice mixture, and lay on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes. Pull out of oven and flip each piece. Bake for another 8 minutes.
  • Pull out house pieces and let cool completely, around 15 minutes. Use the template for reference to build house.

For construction and decoration:

  • Put gelatin packet in a small bowl with hot water. Stir till dissolved. Add cold water and stir.
  • Measure powdered sugar in a large bowl. Add 3 tbsp of the water/gelatin mixture and beat on low.
  • Add more of the water/gelatin mixture till you have a very stiff icing.
  • After you stop beating, peaks should maintain their rough stiffness for at least 5 seconds.
  • Put mixture in a piping bag with a big tip and a piping bag with a small tip.
  • Construct your house and wait fifteen minutes before decorating to be sure the structure is sound.
  • Decorate your house with candies or decor of your choice.
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