Muster Day - Gingerbread Spice
Queen Elizabeth I is credited with inventing the first gingerbread man. Now there’s a lady that knew what she was doing! Who doesn’t like the spicy taste of gingerbread, especially when it's baked and frosted in the shape of cute little men?
Our Boston Spice "Muster Day" gingerbread spice is a complex blend made with seven different spices. Here at Boston Spice, we had to start a revolution with our gingerbread men, so we include freshly ground star anise in the mix to make the flavor really bold. But you know us, we didn’t stop there, oh no, we made Muster Day Gingerbread Syrup to top off our waffles, pancakes, and vanilla ice cream.
So, take control of your gingerbread revolution by adding some Muster Day Gingerbread Spice to your baked goods and watch your troops smile.
Be sure to check out our "Muster Day - Gingerbread" recipe on our recipe page.
The militia act of 1792 required that every able-bodied citizen between the ages of 18 and 45 was a member of the local militia. Early colonial American's had a craving for gingerbread. Annually the day of militia enrollment in the colonies was called "Muster Day." The town folk would come out to view the militia as the women would serve gingerbread as the treat of the day. Over in England, gingerbread was also used to bribe voters to cast their ballot for certain House of Burgess candidates.
Ingredients: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, star anise, allspice, nutmeg, black pepper
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How much muster day spice do I use in gingerbread recipe
How much to use is a tough question to answer. There are a lot of variables. Whether you are making gingerbread cookies, or bread, or a cake, as well as the amount of batter/dough you are making. Usually a few teaspoons to a tablespoon is good to start. You can eat a piece of your dough mix after you incorporate some of the Muster Day to see if it suits your taste. If not add a little more. If you have an existing recipe you want to use and it has the amounts of each spice separately, just add those amounts together, and use that much Muster Day spice blend in place of all those individual spices. I hope that makes sense. Thank you Steven