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Seeking real gingerbread

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jwexler99 Nov 28, 2010 12:31 PM

Attention all gingerbread lovers...

I am looking for German-style gingerbread, ie. not American-style gingerbread cake, but the real thing. Does anyone know where I can find it in the Boston area?

Thanks in advance.

  1. brandywiner Nov 28, 2010 07:42 PM

    I'm not sure if theirs is the gingerbread you're looking for -- I go there for the muffins -- but the Gingerbread Construction Co. springs to mind. They started off with, and still make, gingerbread houses, which I think require the harder, German style.

    They're in Winchester and Wakefield.

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    Gingerbread Construction Co
    562 Washington St, Winchester, MA

    1. GretchenS Nov 29, 2010 12:31 PM

      I would think Karl's Sausage Kitchen in Saugus would be a likely bet, they have all kinds of German-style (and in some cases, actual German) baked goods and they bring in a whole bunch of other stuff from Germany for the holidays, but call ahead to be sure. Or just go for the drive and come home with all kinds of goodies...

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      Karl's Sausage Kitchen
      142 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

      1. mangorita Nov 30, 2010 05:36 AM

        What about Ginger Betty's Bakery in Quincy? I haven't been yet but was aiming to stop in sometime in the coming month.
        http://www.gingerbettys.com/

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          pesto Nov 30, 2010 05:50 PM

          Ginger Bettys is the best. Don't know if it fits the bill of the original poster, but worth a visit. The Snaps are to die for!

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          Ginger Betty's
          215 Samoset Ave, Quincy, MA 02169

          1. re: pesto
            hiddenboston Dec 1, 2010 05:11 AM

            Yeah, I think Ginger Betty's may be a little better than the Gingerbread Construction Company in Winchester.

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          mwk Nov 30, 2010 01:39 PM

          I'm not sure if it's what you are looking for, but I was at the Downtown Crossing Holiday Market yesterday. They have a booth from the Swissbakers there. They were selling gingerbread men, which the lady said was "European-style" Gingerbread. It was almost like a dinner roll consistency, with a very slight sweetness to it, and a mild gingerbread/molasses flavor. It reminded me more of Portuguese sweet bread than the usual gingerbread cake or hard cookies you find here.

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            nsenada Nov 30, 2010 01:50 PM

            I'm so glad that's back this year - the chocolate Berliners were amazing. Veering further off-topic, but did you happen to notice if Stillman's was there?

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