Tuesday, January 27, 2009
twd: chocolate gingerbread
The start of a new semester means adjusting to a new schedule. I realized, oh, Sunday evening, that with my new schedule would not accommodate my usual Monday night baking sessions. And so, yesterday morning I soaked up the pale winter sunshine and sipped my cafe au lait while mixing up this week's recipe, Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread, selected by Heather of Sherry Trifle. I realized that *duh* I forgot to buy ginger root, so I tossed in a little extra ground ginger and delicious candied ginger pieces.
I made half a recipe in a 6 inch cake pan, and the cake rose over the top. I had a wee bit of trouble removing the cake in one piece, but no one who ate it seemed to mind. I brought the cake to work today and shared it with a table of colleagues--a lovely back to school treat. I left it unglazed so it seemed more like a quick bread than a cake...
The best part about this week's recipe? The jar of molasses just waiting to be transformed into giant, crackly topped cookies!
the tasty bits left in the pan