Gingerbread History Watson Lake Inn

Christmas Bakery

Our Christmas Bakery in action

Holiday Bakery

Christmas Stollen – Germany

Every year we bake selected Christmas treats to share with our customers, friends and family.

German Christmas Stollen

Originated in the city of Dresden with a long tradition. This tasty version bursts with nuts and fruit. If you’re an home baker and would like to try making Stollen at home, here is a recipe to try out.

Kransekaker – a Scandinavian almond cake

Takes me back to my seafaring times with Scandinavian cruise ships many years ago. Kransekaker Is usually eaten on special occasions such as weddings, baptisms, Christmas, 17th of May or New Year’s Eve.

Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies can trace their history to Medieval Europe, when many modern ingredients such as cinnamon, ginger, black pepper and almonds were introduced into the west. By the 16th century Christmas biscuits had become popular across Europe, with Lebkuchen being favored in Germany.

Gingerbread Houses

The tradition of making decorated gingerbread houses started in Germany in the early 1800s. According to certain researchers, the first gingerbread houses were the result of the well-known Grimm‘s fairy tale “Hansel and Gretel”. After this book was published, German bakers began baking ornamented fairy-tale houses of Lebkuchen (gingerbread).

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Staying at Watson Lake Inn

We know you’ve got many options for lodging; but staying with us at Watson Lake Inn, you will indulge in a memorable experience and culinary discovery. Complemented with an indoor environment in harmony with nature through Memon the unique technology that works in many ways. – Holistic comfort that our guests can feel! Choose from one of our three suites for your stay with us in the Granite Dells.

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Chrstmas Bakery

Almond ring cake – Scandinavian Kransekage

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Polvorones -Mexican Cookies

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