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♥Lily’s Palace Posts♥
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Run, Run as Fast as You Can!

We are having a Gingerbread Festival today and there will be everything Gingerbread. We have houses and castles of Gingerbread, decorated with colorful catnip Skittles and frosting. Gingerbread cats and dogs are coming out of the oven and we even have Gingerbread mousies for the kittens.

Cakes or cookies seasoned with ginger date to the 11th century, when returning Crusaders brought the spice to Europe with them from the Middle East. The name has nothing to do with bread, but is a corruption of *gingerbras*,the Old French word for “preserved ginger.” Medieval bakers molded gingerbread into a wide variety of shapes using elaborately carved boards.

Historians disagree on when the first gingerbread houses appeared. Some attribute their creation to the early 19th-century fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm,in whose “Hansel and Gretel,” such a house figures prominently, but others suggest that the Grimms merely enlarged upon an existing idea.

Lebkuchen is a German treat that is similar to Gingerbread. Lebkuchen is usually soft, but a harder type of Lebkuchen is used to produce Lebkuchen Hearts, usually inscribed with icing, which are available at many German fairs, and the "witch houses"made popular because of the fairy tales about Hansel and Gretel. The closest German equivalent of the"Gingerbread Man"is the "Honigkuchenpferd"(honey cake horse).
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