Monday, June 15, 2009

Gingerbread

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I've been craving for gingerbread for a while now and after reading Mary's post, I immediately went to the kitchen to measure out the ingredients. I used Dorie's recipe from TWD, but omitted the chocolate and baked in a muffin tin. I can't remember how the chocolate version tasted exactly, since we made it 6 months ago (in January..where has time gone?!), but I think I like it better without the chocolate. Next time I'm adding freshly grated ginger for extra heat. Unfortunately, this wasn't a family favourite except for me. I had a hard time getting them to try this and told them it was chocolate cake. Too bad the smell of ginger, molasses and cinnamon gave it all away. Oh well, this is usually what happens when I bake with spices. I used to be like that too, but thanks to TWD, I started to love cinnamon in desserts other than apple pie. It shouldn't be too difficult to eat 12 cakes though, I only had 3 the first day!

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Recipe here at Sherry Trifle

28 comments:

  1. Your gingerbread looks really good. It looks like it has a perfect crumb...not too dense, not too open! I LOVE fresh ginger and I think adding it makes a great positive addition to any gingerbread. And don't you just hate it when no one else wants your cake and you have to eat it all by yourself!! ;)

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  2. Never thought to make these into cute muffins! So cute!

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  3. Ooooo, those look great. I can't even remember the last time I had gingerbread.

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  4. They look super moist and beautiful! I like making cake into muffins :) And hey more for you to enjoy now!

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  5. I love these in muffin-form, great idea! I need to make these for my kids. Your pictures always look wonderful.

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  6. oh I would help you eating these :)

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  7. this does look easy enough to bake on any day!

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  8. I like gingerbread and I usually frost it with cream cheese.

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  9. You are too cute. Some say you can freeze stuff, but I never get that far. These look wonderful.
    AmyRuth

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  10. Hey send some of those spiced up cakes over to me, you know how I roll with those :)

    Nice to know Dorie has a great recipe for gingerbread... I'm always on a lookout for a good one, because everyone seems to have their own version.

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  11. I'm sure your gingerbread is delicious...but that top photo (both photos) are just mouthwatering all by themselves. It looks like you got perfect crumb and texture, too. It seems like gingerbread weather here in Boston - I just closed the window in here because I was COLD!

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  12. Yum! These cakes look absolutely delish!

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  13. What cute little cakes! Gingerbread should be made year round and not just at the holidays, it's so good!

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  14. This looks delicious! I think I'd love it without the chocolate in it!

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  15. Whoever said it had to be fall or the holidays to make gingerbread! Looks yummy!

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  16. Yum! Gingerbread in the middle of summer is exactly what I like to see :).

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  17. I love gingerbread, those look fantastic.

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  18. Hahah well you could give them to me! You wouldn't have to tell me they were chocolate cake! They look gorgeous!

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  19. Your gingerbread looks delicious and I can see why you may prefer it to the chocolate version. Looks like a lovely warm and spicy treat :)

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  20. LOL, before I started reading blogs and blogging I was really picky about things, now? It's a whole new world.

    Send some my way I'll help you out with those and no complaints!
    ~ingrid

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  21. Looks delicious! I love gingerbread!

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  22. Just gorgeous Steph...love the spiciness & the pretty crumb!

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  23. Beautiful gingerbread -- and lovely photos!!

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