When I first tasted gingerbread from the Scovil Bakery in Nauvoo, Illinois, I knew I wanted to make it at home. Just think: My great-great-great grandmother Lucy Morley may have eaten the same recipe from the store, which was next door to the recreation hall! Kind of like stopping to get ice cream after the dance. Some traditions span generations! Plus, I’m a gingerbread fan. So this recipe is a keeper.
Here is the recipe for that delicious gingerbread!
I love how the cookie cutters hang over the little ovens (the red handled box). I remember that when we were a young married couple, I hung cookie cutters above my cupboards in our second apartment kitchen. (Cheap decorating!) I’ll have to dig into my photo archives to see if I can dig that up…which actually translates into asking Lane to help me sift through our thousands of digital photos which aren’t organized. (Yep, that’s one project I haven’t taken on yet.)