Gingerbread may have been brought to Europe in 992 AD by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis (in modern-day western Greece). Leaving Nicopolis to live in Bondaroy (north-central France), near the town of Pithiviers, he stayed there for seven years and taught gingerbread baking to French Christians. Throughout the centuries, many cultures have celebrated the art of gingerbread making, with even a gingerbread guild established in Germany in the 15th century.
Light, crumbly and the perfect accompaniment to tea or coffee, these scones are a delightful treat to bake and serve at your next brunch.
An easy and very versatile cookie to add to your holiday baking this year.