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‘Downton Abbey’ inspired gingerbread house

Martha Stewart has created a gingerbread replica of the mansion from Downton Abbey in anticipation of the popular series’s return to television.

Dec 23, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

When the doyenne of domesticity, Martha Stewart, builds a gingerbread house for the holidays, you can bet it’s a showstopper.

And this year, Stewart took inspiration from her favorite show, “Downton Abbey” to create a replica of the real-life Highclere Castle in England.



Gingerbread Abbey

The result is an impressive and edible recreation of the Grantham family estate, featuring 65 caramel windows, minute architectural details, and a friendly dog that stands guard over ‘Gingerbread Abbey.’

It took Stewart’s team of two bakers 34 hours, 66 cups of flour, 22 eggs, and 11 cups of molasses to create the cookie estate.

Lesley Nicol with Martha Stewart

‘Gingerbread Abbey’ was also created to help mark the start of the show’s fifth season and its return on PBS in the US January 4.

Ambitious home bakers can learn how to build their own Downton Abbey in a series of video tutorials (above).

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