When our virtual Christmas cookies were ready to be sent out to family and friends, we asked our friends at SORTED to share their favourite gingerbread cookie recipe with us! Click here to watch the video. It does not seem hard at all, don’t you think? And the best of all, you will have the wonderful aroma of gingerbread in your festively decorated house. If you manage to not eat your gingerbread men right away, you might want to decorate your Christmas tree with your baked creations? In any case, do not forget to to share a Rosetta Stone cookie or tweet one: You can send them around to family and friends with wishes in 10 different languages!
Did you know that Gingerbread has also a long tradition in Germany? It is called “Lebkuchen” or “Pfefferbrot” (= pepper bread) there. This goes back to medieval times when exotic spices generally were summarised as “pepper”. In fact, also the English and French names “gingerbread” and “pain d’épices” make us remember the importance of oriental ingredients during that time. The city of Nürnberg (Nuremberg) is the centre of the original “Lebkuchen” in Germany. The existence of first “Lebkuchen” dates back to the 15th century, when king Friedrich III. invited the children in town to his castle where he distributed gingerbread among them.
The oldest and most traditional gingerbread bakers in town are the “Lebküchnerei Mirus“! If you visit Nuremberg this winter, don’t miss to pass by:)