The Year 10 Food Technology Class got in the Christmas spirit and made delicious Gingerbread houses in class this week. They took great care in the construction of the houses and enjoyed decorating them with icing and sweets.
Gingerbread houses likely originated in Germany between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, spreading to England at some stage in the nineteenth century. They are thought to originate from the Grimm’s fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel” in which a witch lures the two children into her edible house made decorated with sweets and sugar.
Today they are enjoyed as a sweet treat to make and demolish over Christmas!