Monday, January 26, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie- Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread

I can honestly say I am not sure I have ever tried real gingerbread. Cookies of course, but not the real thing! Lucky for me Heather from Sherry Trifle, chose it for this weeks TWD recipe. I made a few adjustments for my gingerbread, only out of necessity.. as I just didn't have the right ingredients. (it was 17 degrees on Sunday.. and my lazy self was not up to braving the cold for a trip to the store.)
Never the less I think this recipe turned out great! I used semi- sweet chocolate instead of bittersweet, I also used Pamela's Gluten Free Flour Mix... & I could not find buttermilk at my Albertsons. (Have I mentioned I hate my neighborhood Albertsons? Everything is overpriced, their produce is never good and they don't have a wide variety of product... Opps sorry for my tangent... I'll be quiet now.) Anyways, I looked up "Substitute for Buttermilk" and it I found several sites that suggested 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1 cup milk, allowing it to sit for a few minutes.

My gingerbread sank a bit in the center, no doubt because of the Gluten Free switch. Despite that, it was just delicious.. and something I may never have tried on my own. Once again, another fun week with TWD... thanks Heather for the great choice.

* PS- Next week... "World Peace Cookies", I already made them and they were divine!!

15 comments:

vibi said...

Oh! How I'm a sucker for pink... I love the reflection of the background on the icing; makes it look like red velvet ganache of some sort! Hmmmm...
Beautiful, Banjo!
P.s.: I never buy buttermilk. Always mix a tea spoon of vinegar in milk, let it sit for 30 minutes and wala! Thick, creamy (sometimes a bit coagulated) buttermilk!

Cristine said...

Your cake looks great!

pinkstripes said...

I'm glad you liked this recipe, I really did. Your gingerbread looks great.

Stephanie said...

The cake looks more chocolate than anything else and VERY moist!! I also make the buttermilk substitute nearly every single time - no problems yet =)

Anonymous said...

I love your photo :)
Isn't it great when the gluten free substitutions work?
It really makes me feel "normal".
-Erin @ glutenfreewithapurpose

Anonymous said...

I'm just curious...have you been diagnosed with celiac disease?
-Erin @glutenfreewithapurpose

TeaLady said...

17??? Brrrr!! That sounds cold. I don't blame you for going out. Gingerbread looks great.

Pamela said...

I'm pretty sure the only gingerbread I've ever had was from a box mix. This cake was really great!

The Food Librarian said...

Looks great! My Albertson's is janky too! I can't wait to try those cookies.

Kimberly Johnson said...

You did a fantastic job on the gingerbread, it really looks moist and chocolatey!

Sabrina said...

I think you did a lovely job!
I made a buttermilk substitute too... only because I dumped half of mine on the floor! ooops!

Nice job braving the cold... I feel your pain. :)

Linda said...

I never buy buttermilk, as I always end up throwing half of the carton away (hate wasting!). Instead, I use powdered buttermilk, and it works perfectly in all of the recipes.

Great job on the cake --- it looks so moist and delicious!

Cathy said...

Oh no, don't be quiet -- I love supermarket tangents! I'll probably join in with you with a tangent about my own supermarket! I love your subs, and your gingerbread looks great! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it!

Jules Someone said...

I somehow manage to use up our buttermilk. Whew! Nice looking cake!

Yael said...

Your cake looks yummy!!