Treacle Gingerbread

Preparation info
  • Makes one 23 cm round gingerbread, about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Gingerbread’s long history pretty much concludes in the British Isles, where it is a standard. This is an adaptation of a 1940s British recipe. As soon as spices became commonly available in Europe in the late Middle Ages, all sorts of spiced honey cakes, the most common example of which is probably the Lebkuchen of German-speaking countries, began to appear. Gingerbread is both a descendant and a variation of those kinds of cakes, most of which are more biscuit-like. This type of gi