Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gingerbread - cake

Still using up the molasses, so tried another gingerbread recipe and put it in my 8x8 glass baking dish. It took a very long time to bake - so might try a bigger pan next time (9" round) to reduce the time. I got it from a newly discovered blog - which occasionally has some recipes and lots of menu ideas.
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2.5 c flour
  • 1.5 t soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 c molasses
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1 c water
  1. Melt the butter.
  2. Combine with sugar and egg.
  3. Add flour, soda, spices and salt.
  4. Add molasses, honey and water. Use mixer to blend until mostly smooth.
  5. Pour into 8x8 pan and bake at 180C/350F for 50 min or until cooked through.
  • Add grated peel of one orange.
  • Use cold coffee instead of water.
This turned out ridiculously moist and flavorful, though a little too sweet. So next time I might reduce the honey to 1/3 c and the sugar to 1/3 c. Also try a 9" round cake pan and try to get away with cooking it for less time.

5/20/10 Only had 1/3 c molasses and 1/3 c honey left. Blended until smooth in blender - lots of air bubbles. Baked in 9" cake pan at 180C for 50 min. Rose very high and unevenly. Honey had too strong of a taste (a kind I don't like). Otherwise ok.

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