Hey kids, let’s talk about something super fun and yummy – gingerbread houses. These are tiny houses made entirely of sweet ingredients like gingerbread, icing, and candy. Doesn’t that sound fun and delicious?
Gingerbread houses started way back in Germany during the 16th century. This happened around the same time when the famous story of “Hansel and Gretel” was written by the Brothers Grimm.
In the story, two children found a house made of candy in the woods. This might have inspired some people to start making their own candy houses.
Today, making gingerbread houses is a special holiday tradition in many families around Christmas time. It’s not just to make something cute, but also something you can eat!
Gingerbread used in these houses is made from ginger, honey or molasses, and other yummy ingredients. It is strong and holds its shape well, which makes it perfect for maintaining the form of a house.
Decorating the gingerbread house is one of the best parts. They’re usually decorated with thick icing, sugar-coated candies, and all sorts of sweet treats, which also serve as the glue to hold the house together.
In the end, whether you eat them, keep them as decorations, or hold competitions for the most creative gingerbread house, these edible structures are a lot of fun. And that’s what makes them an enduring part of our holiday traditions.