Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dessert Day: My Favorite Gingerbread


Can I just mention how much I love Dessert Days! For those that don't remember, each week I try to make one new dessert for Gilbert and I to splurge on.  I got the idea from my best friend, Decoy Betty, who calls the days where she makes a new dessert, Dessert Day. This week, I decided to make Gingerbread.

Gingerbread
fondly remember many winter nights when I was a child that involved warm, moist gingerbread.  What I love most about gingerbread is the smell that wafts around the house.  It's one of those smells that always recalls happy memories for me.
Gingerbread with Cream Cheese Frosting

I used to eat it plain or with powdered suger sprinkled on top, but I've recently been all about the cream cheese frosting. 

Do you have a favorite dessert who's smell brings back wonderful memories?

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Butter, softened 
2 tbs Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 cup Molasses
1 cup Boiling Water
2 1/4 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Directions:
1) Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour 9x9 pan.

2) Mix thoroughly butter, sugar and egg.  Blend in molasses and boiling water.

3) Stir together dry ingredients; blend into mixture.  Beat until smooth.

4) Pour into pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.  Serve with cream cheese frosting, sweetened whipped cream, powdered sugar or with applesauce.


14 comments:

  1. I love gingerbread! I don't care if it's a "christmasy" dessert, I'd take it all year round. I have a feeling it'd be great with a big scoop of ice cream in the summer :)

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  2. I love when a recipe has such strong ties to memory :) Gingerbread really should get more coverage in its off-season (aka non-christmastime) as I think it would pair well with springy flavors too!

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  3. I absolutely love gingerbread! I usually just do homemade whipped cream on top, but cream cheese frosting is ALWAYS a good choice!

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  4. Oh I love gingerbread. YUM, YUM :) And I love the idea of cream cheese frosting. Yes, please!

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  5. I love gingerbread, even at times when its not Christmas haha!

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  6. Gingerbread is one of my favourites. My mom used to make this incredible ginger cake, but I haven't been able to have it since I went gluten free because one of the main ingredients was stout.

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  7. I love the idea of cream cheese frosting on gingerbread, this looks totally yummy!

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  8. This gingerbread packed with flavor and memory sounds really delicious...
    Have a lovely week Anne :)

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  9. Gingerbread frosted with an orange cream cheese frosting makes me a do happy dance.

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  10. Whoa. I know gingerbread is supposed to be a holiday flavor, but I am glad that I am not the only one who loves it any time of year. This one looks moist and totally delicious!

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  11. I love gingerbread and the cream cheese frosting makes it better! Wish I have this right now with my tea. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  12. It's impossible to not have happy memories when you smell gingerbread, and this looks like it'll bring back the happiest!

    But me though, I can only have it during the fall/early winter. It totally throws me off otherwise.

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