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Ormskirk Gingerbread

Medium-bake square or round biscuits made from a dropping batter of white wheatflour, butter, treacle and sugar with ginger and sweet spices, c¼ins thick. Described in 'Lancashire Folk-Lore' by John Harland (1867)

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Carlisle Journal - Friday 09 March 1855

During the 1820's and 30's, Ormskirk Gingerbread was involved in some sort of shenanigans, which we haven't managed to get to the bottom of. Make what you will of these two news clippings...

Liverpool Mercury - Friday 11 September 1829

Sheffield Independent - Saturday 14 May 1836

For other varieties of gingerbread, see: Gingerbread

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