Saturday, December 12, 2009

Old Fashion Gingerbread!

Hey Bloggers! I'm back today to share with you the other recipe I found for gingerbread. I definitely got my gingerbread fix solved this season! The only thing left is to try a gingerbread latte from Starbucks! ;) The first recipe I showed you were for Gingerbread Squares. This cake was light, moist and fluffy, and would crumble in your hand. Butter was the fat used in this recipe.

Today I share with you from Cooking Light, Old-Fashioned Gingerbread. This recipe was slightly different from the other. It used more spice with the addition of cloves to give it that spiciness gingerbread is known for. The fat used was canola oil in place of butter. Canola oil is very light in smell and taste. The spice and molasses were the stars of this bread compared to the last one. One last thing that really made me want to try this recipe was the addition of applesauce! Applesauce is great in baked goods because it brings so much moisture to the cake and you would never guess it was a low- fat baked good. I made no adjustments to this recipe, I followed as is on the site. Except I used an 8 inch pan because I don't have a 9 inch!!! I should put that on my Christmas list ;) Or maybe someone should surprise me with one! Click here for the recipe for Old-Fashioned Gingerbread.

I had 25 pieces but used the biggest/prettiest ones for pictures! 

So festive with the dusting of powdered sugar. 
So which gingerbread was my favorite? I loved both, but when I make gingerbread again I'm going for the old fashion version! It was more dense but it was still light in taste with the use of canola oil and applesauce. The cake was so moist, it would melt in your mouth. It held it shape better and didn't crumble as easily when picked up to eat. The spice again wasn't over powering! It was the right amount of cinnamon, clove and ginger. You remember when I said my father is not a fan of the spice but liked the gingerbread squares? He liked this cake too!! So I don't know what his deal is with the whole "spice" thing, but I think I have made him a fan. :) So what is next for me?

Well tomorrow, Sunday 13th will be 1 week till my boyfriend is on a plane coming home for Christmas! It is actually happening. My family and I are invited to his parents house once again for Christmas this year. Sometime this week I will show you this CAKE I brought to his parents last year. It was a huge crowd pleaser. This year I decided to go a different route and bake items I truly enjoy doing every year. Which is making candy and cookies! I'm going to make a huge platter spread of all my favorite goodies that I know people love like fudge, peppermint bark, biscotti, and several new cookies I'm trying out this season! Can't wait to share everything with you guys.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Shelby said...

Fallon I like that you tried both recipes and told us which one you liked the best! I will definitely try your favorite :o)

P.S. The gingerbread lattes at Starbucks are awesome so make sure to get one!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE anything gingerbread too! Classic and new twists! Thanks for sharing your testing!