About the Bakery
I have decided to create this website because I believe those people who has allergies are deserve to have a little bit of sweetness and beauty in their lives throughout my biscuits too.
Imagine yourself cosy up with your favourite coffee or tea perhaps a good book AND my Ginger, Linzer or Butter biscuits. Enjoy a stress free moment of your day, relax, take a deep breath and just be positive. Simply enjoy moments like this.
The story of the Gingerbread
Gingerbread is claimed to have been brought to Europe in 992 CE by the Armenian monk Gregory of Nicopolis (also called Gregory Makar and Grégoire de Nicopolis). He left Nicopolis (in modern-day western Greece) 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.
He died in 999.
In the 13th century, gingerbread was brought to Sweden by German immigrants, and it also began to be made in Poland. In 15th-century Germany, a gingerbread guild controlled production. Early references from the Vadstena Abbey show that the Swedish nuns baked gingerbread to ease indigestion in 1444.
It was the custom to bake white biscuits and paint them as window decorations.
The first documented trade of gingerbread biscuits dates to the 17th century, where they were sold in monasteries, pharmacies, and town square farmers' markets. In Medieval England gingerbread was thought to have medicinal properties. One hundred years later, the town of Market Drayton in Shropshire, England became known for its gingerbread, as is proudly displayed on their town's welcome sign, stating that it is the "home of gingerbread". The first recorded mention of gingerbread being baked in the town dates to 1793, although it was probably made earlier, as ginger had been stocked in high street businesses since the 1640s. Gingerbread became widely available in the 18th century.
Gingerbread came to the Americas with settlers from Europe. Molasses, which was less expensive than sugar, soon became a common ingredient and produced a softer cake. The first American cookbook, American Cookery by Amelia Simmons published in 1796, contained seven different recipes for gingerbread. (Wikipedia)
My name is Eszter Wozniak. I am the founder/owner of Eszter's Bakery and the only member. Also I am a mother of 2.
I enjoy playing on my piano and travelling.