Product Type: Grasmere Gingerbread Snacks
Newest Review: ... and others have had a go at replicating it - I've not tried making it but if you google 'Grasmere Gingerbread Recipe', you will find a numb... more
A lovely Grasmere treat!
Member Name: nodbod1
Disadvantages: Expensive delivery
I've only ever bought Grasmere gingerbread from the tiny little shop in the village of Grasmere in the lake district, where it is made. You can, however, order online but unfortunately delivery is £5.95. They will, however, deliver it to virtually anywhere in the world.
The shop has it's own website which is hugely informative and will tell you all the history of the recipe and the shop; www.grasmeregingerbread.co.uk.
Grasmere gingerbread is not like any gingerbread you've ever had before - it's not that hard crunchy stuff that you make into the shape of a man and then bite it's head off. It's a much more classy affair and only comes in large biscuit sized rectangles and really does taste of ginger (but not in an over powering way). It has a crumbly texture on top and then underneath it is very slightly chewy and soft. It comes in an old fashioned paper package.
The gingerbread recipe is a closely guarded 150 year old secret but Jamie Oliver and others have had a go at replicating it - I've not tried making it but if you google 'Grasmere Gingerbread Recipe', you will find a number of recipes to try.
I don't live far from the lake district but Grasmere Gingerbread is a lovely little treat and a highlight of a trip to Grasmere and definitely not to be missed if you're going there!
Summary: I guess it's all the better for staying a relatively small business!