Gingerbread. It’s pretty good as it is. But here at Homemade we don’t like to leave things alone …
If you’re fed up with the usual gingerbread loaf (superb though it is all sliced and buttered up), try some of these more wacky gingerbread ideas. They’ll definitely give the gingerbread man a run for his money!
Florence Knight gives the humble crouton a gingerbread makeover in this chicory, orange and gingerbread salad. We stand converted.
Or, how about a gingerbread cheesecake? Admittedly our attempt may not have looked quite this good, but with a base made from crumbled gingerbread cake topped with spiced cream cheese, the idea is definitely a good one.
Use traditional gingerbread spices to make a luscious gingerbread syrup – the secret ingredient in this now not-so-secret gingerbread hot chocolate.
Better than a biscuit
And if you've already been-there-and-done-it with a gingerbread house, try this architectural challenge. They fit beautifully on the side of your favourite mug: perfect if you’re not a dunker, but a bit tricky if you are.
If you love gingerbread that much you can exfoliate with it in the shower. You'll be smooth-skinned and smelling of gingerbread, too. Unbelievable.
If we knew we were waking up to these gingerbread pancakes, we probably wouldn’t get to sleep.