I make my own gingerbread men at Christmas, as well as gingerbread stars, trees and angels. I am known for my gingerbread; I made 100s of gingerbread hearts for the tea and coffee time after my wedding service, they all went and there were only 60 guests. Gingerbread biscuits and I have a lovely relationship, my secret recipe has never failed me and although our oven has been broken for 2 years (blush) I know it would still be stellar if I used it again.
Why is it called Ginger BREAD. I know it isn’t bread, it’s a darn biscuit that even goes soft over time (but still delightfully edible), not stale like a cake, or rock hard like a baguette. I write this for some release, I require reassurance, advice, guidance. I am I wrong – Gingerbiscuit men? Gingerbread men biscuits?
Plus is it evil that I refuse to share my recipe, even with a young mother whose child will only keep quiet in Tesco if he has one in his hand/mouth?
Plus my gingerbread men when crushed brutally make a fabulous base layer for a cheesecake. This brings up a frightening philosophical question : Biscuits can be used to make cakes, why can’t cakes be used to make biscuits???