Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Victorian Gingerbread for Valentine's Day


"Love the Lord your God with all  your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind."
Matthew 22:37

"Love your neighbor as yourself."
Matthew 22:39

Victorian Gingerbread for Valentine's Day

A while back I watched a BBC show called "Royal Upstairs Downstairs."  The 2 reporters on this show followed Queen Victoria and visited the castles and manor houses that the queen had stayed at throughout her lifetime.  One of the reporters went "upstairs" to show us how the aristocracy of the day lived and the other reporter went "downstairs" showing us the life of the servants of that era. 

I was absolutely fascinated with the "downstairs" life of the kitchen staff.  There was a "food historian" who demonstrated exactly how food was prepared at that time using historically accurate utensils and techniques.  It was amazing to watch how painstakingly food was prepared over 100 years ago.

Each episode showcased 1 dish that would have been common during Queen Victoria's life.  In one episode they made "Victorian Gingerbread" - they did NOTgive a recipe - however they did give the ingredients (not the measurements).  Giving the ingredients was enough for me to try to figure it out for myself.  I am pleased with the results. 

The story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is such a romantic love story.  She spent 40 years of her life as a widow and wore black for those 40 years.

Of course, nothing can compare to God's love - afterall "God is Love."  Please take some time to read 1 Corinthians 13 (the entire chapter) - it is all about LOVE.

This recipe is available in my ebook:


  1. That is the prettiest gingerbread I have ever seen. Absolutely gorgeous.

  2. I agree with Sweet Posy...The prettiest gingerbread I've ever seen!!! Gorgeous. =)
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  4. Beautiful and Yummy looking! I can't wait for the recipe!

    Blogging Buddies


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