At last the signs that we’re heading into spring are showing, with the sight of daffodils and lambs gambolling in the fields. This must also mean that Mother’s Day is almost upon us! The 31 March is the opportunity to show our mums our appreciation of all they do by helping them to put their feet up and treating them with a special gift. It’s possible that your mum has given up chocolate for Lent, so it’s wise to think what alternative sweet treats would put a smile on her face. Gingerbread dates back much earlier than the introduction of modern Mother’s Day (in 1908), all the way to the 15th century, with the debut of gingerbread men at the court of Elizabeth 1 of England. The Queen had these made as amusing presents, designed to resemble the...
It was an immense pleasure to welcome Michael Portillo and crew from The Great British Railway Journeys into the test kitchen of Hawkens Gingerbread, the official bakers of Grantham Gingerbread, to help make this fabulous biscuit. The feature explains how the biscuit came about in the 18th Century, steeped in history as the oldest traded biscuit in the United Kingdom its' recreation has gained increasing popularity.
The continued development of www.granthamgingerbread.com continues as postal options for the whole of the USA and Canada have now been made available to customers wanting to buy Grantham Gingerbread products. The Gingerbread team is happy to post it's products to all destinations. Simply contact us if you wish to send or buy from countries other than North America and the UK and we calculate the postage for you. Keep munching!
On Wednesday 13th June Grantham Gingerbread had the great honour of attending the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Picnic Celebration at Burghley House in Stamford. 10,000 personally invited guests joined Her Majesty for a picnic in the beautiful grounds of Burghley. Grantham Gingerbread were invited to attend the event to have a stand at the event. Whilst we did not personally meet the Queen, we did have a fantastic opportunity to introduce Grantham's famous little biscuit to many new people.