‘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.
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.
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.
‘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).