GRASMERE Gingerbread was invented in 1854 by cook Sarah Nelson who mixed and baked her spicy-sweet concoction inside her Church Cottage home – now known as 'The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop' – and sold it to villagers and visitors from a table top on a tree stump outside her front door.
Within a few years its reputation had reached nearly every corner of the country and with the advent of the steam railways tourists flocked to Grasmere to buy her delicious gingerbread.
One of the walks on our short walking break in the Lake District takes us through the village and the smell from the Grasmere Gingerbread shop makes it difficult to walk past without purchasing a piece or two.
Jane who owns the Three Shires Inn where we host our four day breaks makes a similarly scrumptious gingerbread slice. Below is her recipe give it a go.
Ingredients for Gingerbread Slice
Method for Gingerbread Slice
Gingerbread Slice is great for packing in your sandwich box on a walk in any of the Lakeland Fells.
22 March 2017 by Mike & Paula Chadderton
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