Decorating Gingerbread Houses have become an adorned tradition for families at Christmastime. But do you know how long Gingerbread has really been around, or from where it comes? Brenda Sorenson from Smith’s Bakery, joined Midday’s Nicea DeGering with the answers to all of those questions.
Sorenson says the first known gingerbread came from Greece in 2400 BC. Hard cookies were a staple at Medieval fairs in England, France and Germany.
The art of making Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th Century, and then became a Christmas tradition. It was made more popular by the story of Hansel and Gretel, who found a house made of treats.
Smith’s offers easy to make Gingerbread house kits for the holidays. It comes with a base, Gingerbread cookies, icing and candy to decorate the house.
Sorenson says you can also use a variety of toppings in addition to what comes in the kit. And it can all be found at Smith’s.
The kits available at all Smith’s Food & Drug Stores along with other holiday dessert ideas.
For more information, visit SmithsFoodAndDrug.com.
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