With ginger being the ultimate Christmas spice, indulging in yummy gingerbread is the perfect way to sweeten up the winter season. From cookies to cupcakes, gingerbread can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways. Here are our top 10 ways to enjoy gingerbread this winter.
1. Gingerbread biscuits
A childhood favourite, gingerbread men are full of festive spices such as ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. These treats are great fun to decorate with icing, sweets and chocolate. You can even turn them into edible Christmas tree decorations!
2. Gingerbread cheesecake dip
With a bold ginger flavour and smooth cheesecake consistency, this hearty cool dip will definitely wow your Christmas party guests. The best part is this recipe is hassle-free and only takes 5 minutes. The key to achieving great results is in the whip, with the cream cheese and whipped cream smoothly blended. Serve with crackers and watch your guests go wild!
3. Gingerbread cookie dough peanut butter
Heaven in a jar – gingerbread cookie dough peanut butter is bursting with merry flavour, with an infusion of nutmeg, molasses and cinnamon. It gives an edgy twist to regular cookie dough and only takes 10 minutes to make! This is also suitable for vegans and is also gluten-free. This peanut butter will live for months in the fridge, and can enjoyed with biscuits, on bread or on its own!
4. Mini gingerbread hazelnut trifles
This cute dish can be knocked up in a matter of minutes, and can be put in the fridge up to 30 minutes before serving. There is a mixture of textures, with soft gingerbread cake under the fluffy cinnamon and ginger butter icing. The added sprinkling of hazelnut crunch to the trifle adds an extra pizzazz and is perfect to be enjoyed in front of a cosy open fire.
5. Gingerbread house
A Christmas staple, a gingerbread house is both a delicious treat and beautiful yuletide decoration. A gingerbread house requires an intricate construction – durable gingerbread foundations, royal icing and sweet decorations, so only recommended if you have the time! If you’re a fan of gingerbread biscuits and cookies, this solid masterpiece is the treat for you. Eat soon after construction for optimum flavour!
6. Mini gingerbread doughnuts
Love doughnuts? Just imagine them with a gingerbread dough and a maple glaze and in miniature form there are fewer calories (meaning you won’t have to worry about fitting in a dress!). These are best enjoyed when warm and can be dunked into gingerbread icing!
7. Caramel gingerbread cupcakes
Do you have a sweet tooth? Caramel ginger cupcakes will satisfy any sugar craving. The cupcake can be enjoyed on its own, or with the welcome addition of a cream cheese and caramel icing. The beauty of these cupcakes is that they can be savoured and frozen, so nothing goes to waste – and this is especially handy if you’re short on time over the Christmas period!
8. Gingerbread waffles
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day! Even more so when it’s gingerbread waffles! An alternative festive breakfast, gingerbread waffles can be served with a wide array of toppings, meaning they are ideal for absolutely everybody. Gingerbread waffles are best complemented with fresh fruits (such as dark berries) as well as whipped cream and maple syrup.
9. Gingerbread cake
A simple but tasty recipe, gingerbread cake softly infuses the traditional Christmas spices – ginger, molasses, ginger, ground cloves and cinnamon. Cut the cake into squares to be eaten alone or with cooling ice cream or whipped cream.
10. Gingerbread hot chocolate
Whilst the snow is falling outside your window, keep toasty with a gingerbread hot chocolate! By substituting cocoa powder for the real thing, you can enjoy a more intense taste. To make the gingerbread flavour, simply add gingerbread syrup.
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