Today in Food History – June 5th

Happy Gingerbread Day!!

Since it is summer in the USA, I decided to offer you an alternative to Gingerbread Cake or Bread; a versatile and lighter version for the celebration of the day.   I found this posted by “well seasoned” Colleen Sowa on “Just A Pinch Recipe Club“.  The Kitchen Crew awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!  Enjoy!

Gingerbread Syrup

(Gift in a Jar)


12 half pint canning jars

4 c  light corn syrup
4 c  dark molasses
5 T  fresh ginger (grated)
4 T  ground ginger powder
5 T  ground cinnamon powder
½ tsp ground cloves powder
3 c  brown sugar


  1. Put all ingredients in a large pot.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 15 – 20 minutes (or until the syrup is well blended and ginger is cooked.  Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Pour into sterilized 1/2 pint jars.  Wipe rims of jars.  Let cool completely.  Place lids and rings. Store in refrigerator.
  3. Put a pretty ribbon on each jar with a recipe card:

Gingerbread Syrup:

  • Stir 1 Tablespoon syrup into a cup of fresh hot coffee or tea.  Add cream.    Stir well.    Top with a  dollop of whipped cream and dust lightly with ground cloves.
  • Drizzle on French toast, waffles, pancakes and biscuits.
  • Use for flavoring in milkshakes or on ice cream.
  • Use as a flavorful ingredient in cakes or muffins
  • Note:  Remember to keep refrigerated

Enjoy ~~ Happy Gingerbread Day!!


© by rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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10 Responses to Today in Food History – June 5th

  1. This sounds wonderful.. I love Gingerbread and this syrup sounds yum!… 🙂


  2. siggiofmaine says:

    Have you ever made gingerbread with chunks of preserved ginger candy (I don’t know what it is called…but has a sugared coating..) OMgoodness. Yummy.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


  3. granbee says:

    What a fantastic gift item! Wonderful recipe! Bless you for sharing!


  4. what a lovely recipe!!


  5. I had no idea that there was a Gingerbread day 🙂 If we had one here i’d absolutely celebrate it! Ginger tastes incredibly!


  6. sandy says:

    I have been hungry for gingerbread. Maybe some bread drizzled with the syrup?


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