History of Gingerbread

Journiey Herdman

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Gingerbread is a dough made with ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, anise, and sweetened Molasses. There is many things you can make with gingerbread like cookies, a house, and cakes. Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century. The elaborate cookie-walled houses, and decorated are associated with a Christmas tradition. You can bake your own gingerbread and build them into many things, or you can get a kit, that comes with frosting, decorating candy, and the gingerbread already baked and shaped. Queen Elizabeth the first is believed to be responsible for the first gingerbread man. After the Brothers Grimm, published Hansel and Gretel in the 19th century gingerbread became very popular after.

Some facts are that Ginger is a plant native to India. English gingerbread is a dense spice caked. In Northern England, a hard form gingerbread made with oatmeal called Parkin is popular.

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History of Gingerbread