Ronald Weasley. Jessica Rabbit. Carrot Top. Tori. Beer. Conan.
Just a handful of the things that the word “ginger” brings to mind.
A request for ginger snaps sent me on a Google quest for the perfect recipe. I love molasses and I love ginger, so when I stumbled upon this recipe that took both of these guys seriously, I knew I’d found the ONE.
Yeast. It makes all my favorite things. Beer. Bread. Any other spontaneously fermented goodies. And yet, it scares me.
Like tempering chocolate, making caramel, experimenting with bread – I’ve had mixed results. Those yeast guys are just so darned fussy and precise. Imagine that.
But I think I’ve got the hang of it, knock on wood. I think I’ve cultivated enough respect and patience to see the results I desire.
So with that introduction, here is a great roll to serve on your Thanksgiving table.
Perhaps you’re a lovely lady, or fine fella that enjoy the occasional sweet treat. Perhaps the thought of a fluffy cake-like bar filled with pumpkin, nutty goodnesss, topped with decadent cream cheese frosting… makes you a little weak in the knees.
Or, perhaps you want nothing to do with a sugary snack, but enjoy the idea of sharing baked goods that make the intended think you slaved away all day, as the flour and sweat flew.
Well, here’s the answer friends.
Like most people, I adore carrot cake, but baking one is a different story. Here is the perfect alternative! These cakes are moist, delicious and relatively easy to bake. I recommend baking a double batch and also putting the left over icing on anything entering your mouth!
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Having been baking and cooking seriously for about eight years now, I have been in need of a way to share the recipes of my yummy snacks with more and more people. So here we have it, “someone left the cake out in the rain,” being one of my favorite songs and the theme of this little blog experiment, it seemed only fitting. It is my sincere hope to inspire everyone to eat and to enjoy, to laugh and to take time for the finer things in life!