09 December 2011

the end of gingerbreadmania

each december, for a few weeks, i go into a bit of a frenzy trying to replicate the recipe for the best gingerbread i have ever tasted. the gingerbread i have every first saturday in december when i go to the same ladies' aid christmas luncheon. the secret recipe gingerbread, made by sweet but closed-mouthed little church ladies in a remote village town.

i have blogged about it in decembers past - the backstory, if you want it, is here and here. today my quest came to an end thanks to elizabeth (whose name, of course, has been changed), a genial and warm member of the ladies' aid, who mailed me the recipe in her own hand after i gave her my name and address at this year's christmas luncheon. i made it today - spicy, warm, delicious. surprisingly simple - and, after all that, there isn't even a secret ingredient.

7 comments:

gretchen said...

It's the ONE?? Please share it with your friends. What a great accomplishment for this Christmas and many more to come.

Nora said...

It sure does look appetizing and I would love to try some of it. Too bad I'm not a baker. Enjoy!

Star said...

I would love the recipe, too. I love gingerbread.

Marcela said...

Wow, how nice of her! Would you share it with us??

Nora said...

I think it would be unfair to ask you for the recipe. It is a secret one after all. You have to guard it with your life and only pass it on the the little girl when she gets big enough.

~she~ said...

I love those "secret recipes" that seem to only have regular ingredients like butter, eggs, flour, and sugar. Keep it to yourself and make others jealous by it!!

susan t. landry said...

i missed this post, chris. please...share.....i tried yet another over christmas...not what i wanted, altho it quickly disappeared. and i have since received another from an acquaintance who swears it is as i describe...but i havent tried it yet.