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Mother's Day

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...

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The Great British Railway Journeys

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.

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