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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Small Bite ~Ginger

The small bite for this week is Ginger.
I love the flavor of ginger, and it is so very versatile. If you type 'ginger' in my search box you will find about 2o recipes on this blog that use this spice. Everything from cookies to soup. YuM!
That made my search for something unique for the perfect small bite a bit of a challenge.
I decided to go back to my southern roots... with a simple, but perfect, gingerbread with an Orange Creme Fraiche .

Gingerbread
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbs ginger
1 tsp minced candied ginger
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp allspice
3/4 tsp ground clove
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350°
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, add in the eggs and mix well. In a measuring cup combine boiling water and molasses, stir in the baking soda. Add the molasses mixture into the creamed sugar. Add in the dry ingredients and spices. Divide the batter into 2 9x5 inch loaf pans or one 9x9 pan. Bake for 35 minutes.
To serve these small bites... I cut them into bite sized servings with a champagne flute. I topped each with some orange creme and a raspberry. Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'. Leave your link on Mr Mcklinky. Y'all enjoy!
Sandi
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Cranberries~~~

6 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

I was thinking about gingerbread the other day. I love gingerbread and anything with ginger. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

OMG, I think I'm in heaven just looking at the picture. YUM!!!

Sandi McBride said...

My absolute most favorite thing in the world is gingerbread...love mine with lemon sauce so this will be a new treat for us...thanks for the recipe!
Sandi

Kat said...

Yum! Wish I had one right now. Thanks for the recipe.

Hugs!
Kat

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Melissa~ this is perfect in time for the holidays.
Lisa~ Yum is right!
Sandi~ Lemon sauce with gingerbread... I'll be giving that a try!
Kat~ Thanks for stopping by. Maybe this is what George needs to get back in the swing.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Oh, Sandie, this looks delicious!!

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