Tag Archives: gingerbread

Other people’s recipes: Claire Ptak’s Ginger-molasses cake

I know it’s been an incredibly long time since my last proper recipe write-up, so here’s a lovely little cake from Claire Ptak’s The Violet Bakery Cookbook (Ten Speed Press, 2014 — wow, I’ve been working through this cookbook for … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Joanne Chang’s Deep, Dark, Spicy Gingerbread

The third, and by far most popular, dish I made the week before Christmas was “Deep, Dark, Spicy Gingerbread” from Joanne Chang’s Flour (Chronicle Books, 2010; p. 200). It is, as the recipe promises, deep and dark — so much so … Continue reading

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Diane St. Clair’s Old-fashioned Spicy Gingerbread

There are two very different desserts going by the name “gingerbread” in this country. One is a stiff, rolled-dough cookie, which is commonly used around Christmastime to make gingerbread houses and other constructions. The other, far less common (at least … Continue reading

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