The origin of the ginger bread is probably Greece. The
wise lord Socrates was supposed to have eaten a lot of cake/bread during his
speeches in Athens.
Also, Romans sacrificed their cake/bread to the gods,
therefore the cake/bread was seen as costly.
Because of the
great voyages of discoveries in the 16th century a lot of spices and
herbs were brought to Europe.
They experimented a lot with these spices and herbs in
The Dutch cake/bread (including the ginger bread) was
internationally known in the 16th century and found its origin in
Brabant, Friesland, Groningen, Schoonhoven en Deventer.
serves: 10 – preparation time: 10 minutes – cooking time: 30 minutes
Preheat the (hot air) oven to 302 degrees F (150
Add the diary butter, sugar, wheat flour and salt to a
Add the ginger syrup.
Cut the ginger spheres in little pieces and add half
to the bowl.
Beat the egg and add to the bowl.
Cut the mix with a knife and knead the dough until it
becomes a ball.
Grease the round baking tin.
Press the dough ball in the baking tin.
Spread the remaining ginger pieces on the dough.
Bake for 30 minutes in the oven.