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Do you like Gingerbread?

Posted by on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:28 AM
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Many people are familiar with the “gingerbread house” at Christmas time however there are some delicious gingerbread “bread”, cake, bars, biscuit and cookie recipes that are perfect to be made any time of the year.  Each year on June 5, gingerbread lovers across the nation celebrate National Gingerbread Day, a day that was created to bring attention to gingerbread.

The term “gingerbread” originally referred to preserved ginger, later referring to a confection made up of honey and spices. 

Gingerbread is a sweet food that typically uses honey or molasses rather than just sugar and is flavored with ginger.  The gingerbread foods range from a soft, moist loaf cake to something closer to a ginger biscuit.

It is believed that gingerbread was first brought to Europe in 992 by an Armenian monk.  He lived there for 7 years teaching gingerbread cooking to the French priests and Christians until his death in 999.

Sources indicate that in 1444, Swedish nuns were
baking gingerbread to ease indigestion.

In the 17th century, gingerbread biscuits were sold in monasteries, pharmacies and town square farmers markets.   During the 18th century, gingerbread became widely available.

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OliviaW.
by Silver Member on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:29 AM
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I love ginger bread and ginger cookies. 

earthangel1967
by on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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Not really.. its just ok.. I can take it or leave it for sure.. I like the  crunchy kind like gingersnaps far less than the other textures but still it's not a favorite.

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mom2jessnky
by on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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Odd that it's this time of year, since Gingerbread is a fall/winter thing IMO.

But yes I freaking LOVE gingerbread, just not from Starbucks because they put walnuts in it damn them!

GypsiSky
by Platinum Member on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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Ginger snaps were probably my most favorite cookies!

lil_mama06
by Brian's Lil Vixen on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:36 AM
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Yes..I love gingersnaps...

andrea0314
by Member on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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not a fan of gingerbread at all
wandep
by Pam on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:37 AM
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Yes, just wish I knew how to make them gluten and dairy free. :(

Malissa1578
by Member on Jun. 5, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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I love ginger bread, ginger snaps, and basically anything ginger lol.

ceciliam
by Ruby Member on Jun. 5, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Sometimes. I more like the way it smells.

Gabbysmom615
by Kira on Jun. 5, 2014 at 12:01 PM

 yes i like it

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