Since 1817 the artisan bakers of Market Drayton, Shropshire, have been keeping a closely guarded secret: The coveted recipe of Billington’s Gingerbread.
With links to the ancient spice routes, Billington’s Gingerbread is still crafted today using one of the oldest gingerbread recipes in the country. With a blend of secret spices, a dash of rum and the smooth velvetiness of golden syrup, Billington’s Gingerbread is composed into crisp gingerbread fingers that are perfect for dunking!
For over 200 years this rich, exotically spiced and crisp gingerbread, has been celebrated for it’s dunking delights by the farmers’ wives and people of Market Drayton. The famous gingerbread fingers have always been enjoyed dunked into a cup of tea, coffee or glass of port. This tradition, which is still enjoyed today, enriches the flavour of the gingerbread, intensifying the sweet and the spicy notes for which the biscuit is celebrated.
Once tasted it is never forgotten!
Billington’s crisp and aromatic gingerbread biscuits can be enjoyed on their own or as an accompaniment to a host of sweet and savoury dishes.
A Cheese Indulgence – Add a little ginger and spice to your cheese board by pairing the Billington’s Gingerbread fingers with a soft and creamy blue cheese, or even a smooth and velvety brie.
Sweet Sensations – for those who love a sweet treat, we recommend adding a finger or two of Billington’s Gingerbread to a bowl of lusciously smooth ice cream. Enjoy a traditional vanilla flavour with a salted caramel drizzle, or for adults only, marry the spirit infused biscuits with a boozy rum and raisin ice cream.
You can find Billington’s Gingerbread in our Farm Shop next to the other sweet biscuits.