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.
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,