If there is one flavor or scent that reminds everyone of Christmas and the holidays, it is gingerbread. For me, it reminds me of the good old fashioned, fun, and yummy gingerbread men I enjoyed as a child.
Did I mention the mouth-watering aroma that would fill the air as they were baking? It was enough to make anyone’s mouth water! And, until this day, the smell and taste of gingerbread bring back those wonderful memories. However, there is more to gingerbread than just Gingerbread men. Just wait until you see our mouth-watering collection of Gingerbread Desserts!
Before I tell you more about our yummy collection, you may wonder what exactly is gingerbread and why is it associated with Christmas?
The Interesting History of Gingerbread
Gingerbread is most commonly known as a baked sweet that contains ginger. It sometimes uses other spices such as cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and cardamom. It can be sweetened with molasses, brown sugar, corn syrup, or honey to give it that oh-so-yummy flavor.
So, where did gingerbread come from? Gingerbread was thought to have originated way back in the 16th century with the elaborate cookie houses. I’m sure most of you are familiar with gingerbread houses. Well, according to some, the ornate gingerbread houses were the result of the fairy tale known as “Hansel and Gretel” and the edible house they found in the forest. Gingerbread houses later became popular during Christmas and still are today. Making a gingerbread house may even be a tradition in your family.
There are even more interesting stories about gingerbread, gingerbread men, and the gingerbread houses but for today we want to get to the yummy side of things 🙂
These days, as you will see in our collection, there are tons of yummy delights that you can make using the famous gingerbread flavor. From cakes, cookies, and cupcakes to fudge, milkshakes, and cinnamon rolls, it is literally gingerbread heaven.
One of my own favorites is a delicious Gingerbread Latte. It includes all the rich spices that warm you inside out and will give any coffeeshop specialty drink a run for its money!
Ready to drool? Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and enjoy browsing this fabulous Gingerbread Desserts collection. I am sure you will find several new recipes to include in your holiday baking this year.