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Friday, November 12, 2010

have a yummy weekend!


This past week has been a very comfy cozy type of week, where I have been really trying to slow down more and enjoy each day for what it is.
While surfing one of my favourite blogs I noticed that she was doing a post each day this week about the topic of warmth...you'll have to go and read about it for yourself...but I quite enjoyed her posts.
On one of the days, she talked about nourishing food that is warming and she linked to this particular recipe. It looked and sounded so easy, I had to try some for myself. And it turned out to be just as I thought it would be-perfect! Not too sweet at all (I cut some of the sugar that she called for). I think it would make a lovely holiday treat to serve at tea- perfect for cold winter days. She suggested that it be served with whipped cream. If I were to include the whipped cream would add a dash of cinnamon to it as I whipped it. But that's just me- I add cinnamon to nearly everything that I cook.

And so here is my adapted (I changed a few things to suit my needs) recipe for :

Angry Chicken's Gingerbread

2 1/2 cups of flour (I used half a cup of whole wheat)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp all spice
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/3 cup veg oil
1/3 sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses
1 cup hot black tea

pre-heat oven 350 degrees-grease 2 loaf pans. beat oil, sugar and then add egg and molasses. add the hot tea to the wet mixture. mix all dry ingredients together in another bowl and then add slowly to wet ingredients. the batter will be very runny. divide the batter between the two pans, the loaves will rise nicely. cook 30-35-ish minutes.cool for a bit.

ps. Do you have one of these mini graters? They are so useful for so many things, but I especially like mine for grating fresh ginger.

9 comments:

  1. Oh, yum! I haven't made gingerbread in ages, and I'm really craving it. :)

    I don't have a mini-grater, I never knew they existed! But now I'm thinking of all the excellent uses for one. Who wants to dirty the ENORMOUS grater when a lil' guy can do the task?

    Loving your tea cup, by the way! So sweet.

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  2. I have been meaning to make this recipe for so long. Neal will be out of town this weekend and the weather is supposed to be a rain/ snow mix. I think it will be a perfect opportunity for the kids and I to do some baking!
    That grater is too cute! I have a kitchen rasp that I use. I'd much rather have that darling little tool of yours!

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  3. What a fun recipe and that grater is too cute!

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  4. LOVE gingerbread anything. Yours looks delicious! Looking forward to the return of the gingerbread latte at Starbucks! Where did you get the grater? I have seen them before, but can't recall where.

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  5. Coralee,
    I got it at a kitchen store in Ottawa but I'm sure you could find them at any kitchen specialty store...maybe even a dollar store?

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  6. just made it, finally... has been on my mind since you posted -- DELISH!

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  7. Sar- isn't it amazing? I LOVE it!

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