British Recipes > Grantham Gingerbread

How to make Grantham gingerbread (white):
These gingerbreads from Grantham (Margaret Thatcher's birthplace) are said to be white because they do not contain black treacle (molasses) and thus do not take on the traditional gingerbread color.


2 cups flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon ground ginger
a little baking powder
8 tablespoons butter
1 egg
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- Cream butter and sugar, beat in egg yolk, and add flour, baking powder and ginger.
- Whip the egg white and fold into the mixture.
- Bake on greased paper in a moderate oven 150od/c325of/gas mark5 for 30 - 40 minutes, but keep pale in color.