Munch on this! A gingerbread house as large as a tennis court breaks records

By admin
25 December 2013

If you’re addicted to sweet treats and sometimes wish you had a house made of sweets, your wish isn’t as far-fetched as it seems.

TOR417 This gingerbread house would have any kid drooling. Photo: Gallo Images/Reuters

Hansel and Gretel would be shaking in their boots at the site of this confectioner's dream. A gingerbread house as large as a tennis court and 6,4 m high was declared the world’s biggest by Guinness World Records.

The house, in Bryan, Texas, has a wooden frame covered with gingerbread. It’s decorated from top to bottom with icing sugar and sweets. If you were to eat the house you’d consume 8,95 billion kilojoules.

So what does it take to whip up one of these? You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 816 kg butter
  • 1,3 tons brown sugar
  • 7 200 eggs
  • 3,2 tons flour
  • 30,6 kg ginger
  • And “another few ingredients”

You'd need 7 200 eggs to whip up a house like this gingerbread abode. Photo: Gallo Images/Reuters. You'd need 7 200 eggs to whip up a house like this gingerbread abode. Photo: Gallo Images/Reuters.

This recipe hasn’t (yet) been tested in the YOU test kitchen. . .

– Christiaan Boonzaier.

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