Think “gingerbread” and you surely imagine those traditional cookie cutouts or those charming candy-encrusted houses. Definitely heartwarming holiday treats to give guests at your Christmastime wedding! But what if you could share that same yuletide goodness, only with a creative twist? Here are 4 gingerbread variations that go beyond the usual, while still saying, “Happy Holidays!”
Just Perfect for the Holidays!
1 – What about delighting your guests with little gingerbread vignettes? We got the idea from this darling Eiffel Tower gingerbread centerpiece found on the baking blog Haniela’s. She shares her recipe plus great tips, so you can easily modify the elements to suit your own holiday theme!
2 – A homebaked bread loaf always makes a welcome gift. This Bouchon Bakery gingerbread loaf featured on Gourmet Live, though, is extra special. Developed by renowned chefs of this bakery, the recipe alone makes you hungry just reading it! And all those gourmet goodies on top? That’s sugar icing garnished with peppermint sticks, vanilla beans, star anise, cloves, and candied orange.
3 – For a healthy and hearty dose of yuletide cheer, surprise, surprise! Gingerbread granola! Wouldn’t jars of this be perfect as favors at a rustic winter wedding? The site where we found this treat, Disney Family.com, provides the recipe plus a second variation: pumpkin spice granola. (Hhhhmmm…wish we had found that one in time for our pumpkin favors post!)
4 – These may look like regular cupcakes. But Todd and Diane of White on Rice Couple describe these as extra-gingery gingerbread cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting! Their (optional, but recommended) secret ingredients? Grated fresh ginger for that extra spiciness, and a brushing of rum or brandy for added kick. Wouldn’t your guests love these!