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Grasmere Gingerbread

One  of the places we visited in the Lake District was Grasmere, and I feel I need to dedicate a whole post to the delicacy that is Sarah Nelson’s Grasmere Gingerbread.

Oh. My. God. It is amazing – I’m not normally into things that are gingery tasting but everyone was having some so I tried some and… it blew me away; the taste haunted me for days.

polaroid - grasmere gingerbread
Polaroid SX70 and 600 film (with ND filter)

It’s too cakey to be a biscuit but too biscuity to be a cake, it has a crumbly top and a dense and slightly chewy middle. There’s tones of ginger there (obviously) and all sorts of other flavours – I think possibly rum, maybe honey, black pepper even. I’ll never know for sure though as the recipe is a huge secret – I did find this recipe by Jamie Oliver though that I might try… either that or I have a long trip to get some more!

[Stop the presses! They deliver! Where’s my credit card?]

PS – Here’s another sheepington. I miss their woolly bottoms.

polaroid - lake district sheep
Polaroid SX70 and 600 film (with ND filter)

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  • Reply
    3 October 2011 at 20:34

    these are amazing!

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    5 October 2011 at 21:58

    This gingerbread sounds amazing! Think they ship to Canada? haha!

    That polaroid of the sheep just blew me away! It’s so fantastic and perfect. I love how you caught the texture of their wool. :)

  • Reply
    6 March 2012 at 12:21

    oh man the gingerbread… I love it so much and the sheep! we stayed at a sheep farm too – I wish I’d taken more photos now and yours is gorgeous!

    • Reply
      6 March 2012 at 20:20

      You shouldn’t have mentioned it – I can’t stop thinking about it now! :)

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