You haven’t been to the Lake District unless you’ve been to Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread shop. This tiny store hidden away in a very special part of the world sells the best gingerbread in the world.
I don’t even like gingerbread normally, but this isn’t any normal Gingerbread.
It’s nut free, dairy free, vegan and it’s utterly delicious. Chewy on the inside, crumbly on the outside, with a zingy spice too. A bit like a cake, a bit like a biscuit, and rather toffee like, too. And in case you’re wondering, it’s nothing like bread.
The Grasmere Gingerbread recipe is over 160 years old and is so secret it’s reportedly stashed away in a bank vault. It’s so good that apparently Tom Cruise even parked up to buy a bag or two.
You can buy Grasmere Gingerbread worldwide via the internet, but that spoils all the fun I reckon. After all, you can’t buy a spoon garden online, can you?
I’ve stashed a few packets in my suitcase and fear I may be over my weight limit as I return to Chile. It’s worth it though. Dunked in a cuppa it’s a little taste of home. Yum!
For more see: www.grasmeregingerbread.co.uk