Monday, January 5, 2009

Chocolate Gingerbread

chocolate gingerbread
I had to rave about this dessert I made. It's from the January 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens - chocolate gingerbread baked in a cast iron skillet! (I do love my cast iron skillets.) I didn't make the orange sauce that went with it, but I did do homemade whipped cream and a garnish of crystallized ginger, but I honestly think it tastes best all on its own. It's so rich and moist with a perfect balance of spice and chocolate...so satisfying this time of year. I went all out and used a Green and Blacks organic dark chocolate bar for the chocolate chunks. I also used sucanant instead of the white sugar it called for - so it's probably even tastier than the original recipe (I like to improvise!) And good butter (of course!) This is the best dessert I've had in a long time and I highly recommend it!

9 comments:

Ingrid said...

OH...Gimme, gimme! That looks so incredibly delicious. I think I'll save my diet resolution for next January...LOL! =0)

marnie vollenhals said...

Yummy! Love Better Homes and Gardens and the food they share. I wish i was in your home eating it with you.

Kathleen Coy said...

Oops, forgot about peoples New Year resolutions! **blush** I was on such a restrictive diet for so long that it feels good to have found a balance where if I'm going to have a treat I will and it's going to be a good one! And, this is actually pretty healthy as far as desserts go...it has a cup of blackstrap molasses which just ONE tablespoon gives you 297mg of potassium and 20% of your RDA of Vit A, Calcium AND Iron! The sucanant is way better for you than white sugar and butter is a healthy fat, I don't care what anyone says! :-)
So Marnie and Ingrid and everyone else, come on over and have some! :-)

Carolee said...

Looks absolutely delicious!! I made a note to pick up the magazine, despite the New Year's diet resolution (I'm sure just looking at the photo has added a couple of lbs anyway, hehe!)

Thanks for stopping by, and for the kind words on the memorial piece. It means a lot coming from such a talented artist!

~ Carolee

kristal said...

that looks nummy!

Julia Guthrie said...

OH...MY...GOD! LOL!!

Yum...

Karen said...

Hello Kathleen!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words.
Your work is lovely. The beautiful cat print you have listed on etsy looks almost exactly like the cat I had as a child.

A Happy New Year to you
Karen x

Nikki said...

Oh my goodness! That looks wonderful!

gtyyup said...

Kat, that looks delicious!!! I'll take two...I'm small ;~)