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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Retro Breakfast: Gingerbread


Another another recipe from this book, a nice, old-fashioned, Gingerbread cake.

Flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger and salt mixed together, with a bit of shortening cut in till crumbly. Set some aside, and to the rest mix in egg, molasses, baking soda and buttermilk. Pour into a pan. Cut butter into reserved crumbs, sprinkle over batter, and bake till done.

Nice, light, gingerbread flavor. Good dense cake, perfect for breakfast...or a snack!

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At 9:22 AM, Blogger steph v. horn said...

I just made chocolate gingerbread from my Nigella Lawson's Feast cookbook and oh, is it yummy!

At 11:55 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Mmmmm...sounds good.

Hey! I have that book, too!

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Mmmm, that looks so good! I love a gingergread that isn't too molasses-y!

At 3:00 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks, Becky.

It really wasn't too heavy on the molasses...I think the buttermilk cut into it, but it sure smelled good!

At 3:10 PM, Anonymous Dani said...

As a recipient of that yummy gingerbread I assure you it isn't "too" anything at all - the flavors blend really smoothly, and the smell is AMAZING when you heat it up a little!

Thanks again for my wonderful BBM box!!

At 8:48 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Dani, I'm so happy you liked it! I worried that, with the late arrival, it might not be as tasty when you got it.


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