Grasmere gingerbread

Grasmere gingerbread

Victorian cook Sarah Nelson baked giant gingerbread letters using this spicy recipe to teach local kids the alphabet in 1854

By , 21 September 2015

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Grasmere gingerbread
  • 50 Mins
  • Serves: 9
  • Price: 11p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 59g serving contains
  • Energy

    1163KJ

    278KCAL

    14%
  • Fat

    14.2g

    high

    20%
  • Saturates

    8.9g

    high

    45%
  • Sugars

    14.2g

    high

    16%
  • Salt

    0.35g

    med

    6%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1971kJ/471kcal.
Ingredients
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1.5 level tsp ground ginger
  • ½ level tsp baking powder
  • 125g light soft brown sugar
  • 150g lightly salted butter
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a small roasting tin, 19cm by 29cm, with baking paper.

  • Sift together the flour, ginger and baking powder. Stir in the sugar.

  • Melt the butter and mix with the dry ingredients - it will be crumbly.

  • Put in the tin in an even layer, pressing it down lightly. Bake for 30 minutes. Mark into squares while warm but don't try to move from the tin until cold.