Review of Asda’s gluten free gingerbread house kit

Review of Asda’s gluten free gingerbread house kit

I have ALWAYS wanted to make a gingerbread house and this week I finally got a chance to do so – with a gluten and dairy free gingerbread house kit!

asda gluten free gingerbread house kit

Asda has brought out a gluten free and dairy free gingerbread house kit for Christmas and when one of my readers suggested on my Facebook page I try it out, I thought it would be a great challenge for my Vlogmas series on my Youtube channel.

I teamed up with my bestie Lauren Welland and after making the gingerbread components at home we got together at her house with a VERY festive backdrop she made to try and piece it all together using icing and a LOT of sprinkles!

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You can watch our amusing attempt at creating a not-so-perfect gluten free gingerbread house here – and scroll down for some more thoughts! Find out how Lauren created this gorgeous Christmas backdrop here.

First impressions

I really liked the gingerbread house box, the house on the packaging didn’t look too complex and made me feel like it was achievable!

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The instructions were clear but my only gripe was that when I cut out the template, it cut the instructions in half! It meant I had to try and piece it back together when figuring out what to do next. Otherwise, I was excited to get stuck in!

Making the gingerbread

I followed the instructions to the letter on the box adding golden syrup and egg. The gingerbread smelt divine and I popped it in the freezer as instructed before trying to roll it. The box recommended rolling between cling film but it was such a sticky mixture it was even sticking to that!

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In the end I had put flour on the dough, the rolling pin AND the clingfilm to be able to roll it and then maneuver the cut-out shape onto the baking sheet. It was fine once I had sussed that out and I had plenty of gingerbread left over to create some extra trees and snowmen (which later became doors!!)

Assembling the house

After a *minor* hiccup in breaking one of the walls before I had even started, we mixed up the icing and got to work constructing our house. This was much easier than I expected, despite having accidentally created some wonky pieces!

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The icing dried quickly and made a good solid cement to hold our house together. We slathered plenty of icing ‘snow’ on to hide the joins and attempted to copy the design on the box. I have to say we added some extra sprinkles for embellishment!

This house was so much fun to make and fairly fool-proof – it would be perfect to make with children but equally as two (apparent) grown ups we had a great time making it!

How did it taste?

I really liked the gingerbread! Lauren thought it was a little on the spicy side but said you couldn’t actually tell it was gluten free. I was really impressed with the taste – we eventually smashed it up (we couldn’t help ourselves!!) and got stuck in and it was delicious.

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Highly recommended for a few hours of fun and a tasty treat to nibble on for some time after that! I bought my gingerbread house kit for £4.50 but I believe it is currently £4!

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