When you want to give your children a fun and flavorful project that they can turn on their creative juices, then try this recipe for Small Clementine Houses. These sweet treats are the Halloween version of gingerbread houses. The icing combines the wonderful decadence of edible glitter and sugar decorations. Be sure to pick up these ingredients the next time you go shopping for a sweet surprise the next family gathering.
- 125 grams softened butter
- 125 grams granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 clementines (juice and zest)
- 250 grams flour
- 1 egg white
- 250 grams powdered sugar
- powdered sugar
- edible glitter
- sugar (decorations)
- In a bowl, beat softened butter with sugar to a pale cream.
- Add the egg and mix until well blended.
- Add clementine zest, then juice, stir.
- Stir in flour, knead with your hands to make a big ball of dough.
- Wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, create cardboard houses (Use your imagination, or download one from the Internet). Cut out the pieces.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Roll out the dough.
- Using the cut-out cardboard patterns, cut out the shapes of each part of the houses using a knife.
- Arrange them on a silicon mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Cool on a rack.
- For the frosting, add the powdered sugar to a bowl, and gradually add in the beaten egg white (a thick consistency is a must).
- Fill a piping bag with icing.
- Group the shapes of the houses and assemble them with royal icing using the pastry bag.
- Decorate however you want.
- Sprinkle with edible glitter and powdered sugar.