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What is Gingerbread?

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Asked by NORTH STAR, 28 Oct '07 08:52 am
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Gingerbread is a sweet that can take the form of a cake or a cookie in which the predominant flavor is ginger.

As a cookie, gingerbread can be made into a thin, crisp cookie (often called a ginger snap) or a softer cookie similar to the German Lebkuchen. Gingerbread cookies are often cut into shapes, particularly gingerbread men. Market Drayton in Shropshire, England claims to be the place where gingerbread was invented, [citation needed] traditionally it was dunked in port. The first recorded mention of gingerbread being baked in the town dates back to 1793; however, it was probably made earlier as ginger was stocked in high street businesses from the 1640s.

A variant dough is used to build gingerbread houses la the "witch's house" encountered by Hansel and Gretel. These houses, covered with a variety of candies and icing, are popular Christmas decorations, typically built by children with the help of their parents.

Another variant uses a boiled dough that can be molded like ...more
Answered by teja, 28 Oct '07 08:55 am

 
  
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Gingerbread is a sweet that can take the form of a cake or a cookie in which the predominant flavor is ginger
Answered by iqbal seth, 31 Aug '13 12:36 pm

 
  
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Gingerbread is a sweet that can take the form of a cake or a cookie in which the predominant flavor is ginger.
Answered by Quest, 16 Jun '13 03:15 pm

 
  
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It is a cake flavored with ginger.
Answered by Krishnakumar G. Nair, 28 Oct '07 09:58 am

 
  
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