Hexenhaus

5 December 2009

When I was little, my mum used to make a Hexenhäuschen from gingerbread and sweets. Today, while Birgit was out on a secret mission, Lucy, Linus and I picked up on this old tradition that references the fairytale of Hänsel und Gretel. We had prepared the dough last weekend and let it rest since then to make all the flavours happen 🙂 We had great fun baking and assembling it. Here’s what it looks like — chaotic as you would expect! (Click images to see the full-resolution originals, 3-4 MB apiece).

Hexenhaus Front

Hexenhaus Seite

Hexenhaus von hinten

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3 Responses to “Hexenhaus”

  1. birgefamily Says:

    I love it!
    I want it!

    I tried to make one myself (actually the kids did most of it) – and at first it looked like an old hexenhaeuschen left alone in the woods for more than 200 years (with some ugly and strange colorful speckles), but the next morning the whole thing was collapsed 😦

    The kids have eaten it up. Can you believe it?

    Yours is wonderful! Would you like to spend your next advent in California 😉

    Happy Holidays
    Birge

    • soundray Says:

      This one got close to collapsing, too. I cheated and held the front and back wall together with a skewer (you can see it through the door on the photo), then used loads of “glue” (eggwhite mixed with icing sugar) to keep the roof on top.

      Don’t get discouraged — have another go 🙂

      Rolf


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