I have always been fascinated by the traditions and customs of different countries. I’ve often noticed that the style of gingerbread (generally treats made with molasses, honey, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and oranges) seemed a common theme in Christmas baking around the world.
Here’s a peek at some of the different ways we are baking gingerbread from Sweden to Mexico. No matter which way you bake it, it smells like Gingerbread, or Peperkoek, or Turta Dulce, or Pryaniki, or Brunkager, or Piparkukas, or Pain d’espices, or Piparkakut, or Biscotti, or Biberli, or Parkin, or Pepperkaker, or Pierniczki…
I know. Now, I’m hungry for gingerbread, too.
Read more about the history of gingerbread at PBS.