Gingerbread eBook – Gingerbread desserts for every occasion, and every day.
Gingerbread with hot lemon sauce was a go-to recipe for my grandmother and my mom often made gingerbread with brown sugar sauce for Sunday dessert.
Now I bake gingerbread for my book club or if we have friends over for supper, and last year I baked a three-layer gingerbread cake for my mom’s Christmas Eve birthday party.
A comforting dessert
For me, gingerbread is the most versatile and comforting dessert.
Comforting, yes, but also beguiling. In its unassuming way gingerbread has a knack for knocking diners off kilter, for being so much more than it first appears, for being an ugly duckling sort of dessert.
The dessert world is overwrought for flamboyant confections with flavours and texture that compete and often overwhelm. Desserts that look better than they taste.
Gingerbread often tastes better than it looks
Gingerbread is one of those rare desserts that often tastes better than it looks. Not that gingerbread isn’t lovely to look at. It is (in my opinion) but it is beautifully plain which is why it sometimes gets overlooked.
I just started reading the new book, Delicious! A Novel, by Ruth Reichl, (the former editor of Gourmet Magazine and New York Times restaurant critic). It’s no wonder that I’m loving it — chapter one is titled “Gingerbread”. It begins with the task of recreating a long lost recipe, the search for just the right blend of spice and balance of citrus to create a cake that is memorable in so many ways.
That’s the thing about gingerbread, it pairs so beautifully with al sorts of spice blends and citrus. It can be dressed up with coffee or chocolate and is especially well suited to sweet sauces.
In our updated Gingerbread eBook you’ll find all sorts of gingerbread recipes, with a variety of spice blends, fruit, chocolate and coffee. Desserts for every occasion and every day.
This is a free ebook that is easy to open, save to your own computer, or print at home. (This is an ebook only — we don’t have printed copies.)
We have a Gingerbread Collection on Pinterest too.
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