Food & Dining
Gingerbread men are tasty – and fun to make
“Run, run, run as fast as you can;
You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.”
Well, actually, you can. You can even bake, decorate and devour the legendary character.
You might even try it as a “Christmas in July” fun project.
A group of Coweta children recently decorated – and nibbled on – gingerbread men.
During the gathering for children at New Hope Baptist Church, 3989 Corinth Road, leaders Joan Hamilton and Evelyn McWaters guided the preschoolers in decorating pre-cooked gingerbread men. The children enjoyed putting facial features and buttons on the gingerbread figures – and applying icing and sprinkles.
Gingerbread dates to the 15th century, with figures made from the dough arriving on the scene about a century later. The first recorded mention of gingerbread people was in the court of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
The story about the living gingerbread boy who outruns the woman who baked him and other storybook characters – only to be devoured by a wolf – first appeared in May 1875 in St. Nicholas Magazine.