A brief history of gingerbread

Posted on Dec 16 2014 in General
  • gingerbreadThe first known recipe for gingerbread is believed to have originated in Greece in 2400 BC.
  • The earliest versions of gingerbread were simple mixtures of honey, ginger and bread crumbs.
  • Queen Elizabeth I gets credit for creating the first gingerbread men. She had the cookies made to resemble guests visiting her court.
  • English colonists brought gingerbread to the New World.
  • Gingerbread houses originated during the 16th century in Germany.

Sources: PBS, History.com