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    Medieval Gingerbread

    Gingerbread has a fascinating history, and it began very differently to the gingerbread that we know and love today. I chose to make it for a Medieval Englishwork class I taught last month and it has been such an interesting journey of researching into it’s history and then trying the recipe I found. Ginger (Zingiber) has derived from the Greek ‘zingiberis’ which originally comes from the Sanskirt name for the spice ‘singabera’, which is of Indian origin. Interestingly, singabera is translated to ‘root shaped like a horn’, which is very fitting to describe ginger! Although, our word is of Greek origins, ginger is a native plant in South-eastern Asia and…