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Grasmere Gingerbread

Grasmere Gingerbread

Grasmere Gingerbread has been made to the same secret recipe for the last 156 years and is baked fresh every day. The company certainly takes freshness very seriously, recommending that you eat your gingerbread as soon as possible after delivery. The ATG team did not find this a problem! Crumbly on the outside, firmer on the inside, it is completely different from mass-produced gingerbread. The centre begins to harden after a day or two but we found five minutes in the oven restored the original consistency as well as bringing out the subtleties of flavour. Although the recipe is secret, we detected a hint of orange which complemented the freshness and warmth of the ginger. Grasmere Gingerbread makes a rich, warming treat at any time of the day. We thoroughly recommend it!

ATG rating: 9/10

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Dean’s Ginger Cookies For USA (18-Dec-2010)

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Which Tea With Your Ginger Biscuit? (18-Jun-2010)

According to Tim Clifton and Simon Pope, co-authors of the Biscuit and Tea Tasting Guide, the answer is ‘Chai’, the spicy tea from India. “As ginger is such a powerful character, this biscuit requires a robust, full-bodied partner, and Chai boldly rises to the challenge; its abundance of spices perfectly partnering the spicy notes of the ginger.”

New natural ginger cookie to be launched

January 2010 will see the launch of the new Triple Ginger cookie from the Kraft-owned cereal and granola business Back To Nature. It will contain only whole-grain wheat, cane juice, crystallized ginger, ground ginger and ginger extract.


Ginger Biscuit Synonyms

Ginger biscuits are also known as gingersnaps and gingernuts.

Open quoteDo not waste your ginger on pigs.Close quote
Hungarian proverb
Oscar Wilde’s Ginger Biscuits

In 1895 Oscar Wilde was being detained at Her Majesty's pleasure in Reading Gaol. Life in Victorian prisons was hard but a friendly warder ensured that Wilde had a supply of Huntley & Palmers ginger biscuits.

Open quote I’m a Jamaican ginger grower
And I’m very proud to say
I grow the finest ginger
In the world today
I picks the best and packs it
McVitie’s comes to buy it
Then they bake it into ginger nuts
You really ought to try it
You snap into a McVitie’s ginger nut
You tastes it too
Jamaican ginger
The world’s best is waiting for you
I knows it……I grows it Close quote
McVitie’s Ginger Nuts TV advert from the 1970s
(The words may not be entirely correct!)
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