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Old 10-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #11
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My recipe uses crystallized ginger as well. Since the ginger is a solid as opposed to butter or oil which are liquids, I don't think it's a good idea.

The crystallized ginger will really boost the flavor of the cake. Maybe you could reduce the amount and/or grind the ginger finer so it's presence is not as obvious.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #12
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Here's the recipe I use:

Gingerbread

2 C Flour
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
tsp Salt
C Chopped Crystallized Ginger (approx. 5 Oz.)
2 tsp Flour
C Unsalted Butter (rm. temp.)
C Golden Brown Sugar-Packed
1 C Light Molasses
1 C Boiling Water
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 Egg (beaten to blend)

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Lightly butter a 13x9x2 baking pan.

Sift the 2 cups of flour, ground ginger, cinnamon and salt into a medium bowl.

Mix the crystallized ginger with the 2 teaspoons of flour in a small bowl.

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Add the brown sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Mix the molasses, the boiling water and the baking soda in another medium bowl to blend. Stir it into the butter/sugar mixture.

Stir in the dry ingredients and then the egg and the crystallized ginger mixture.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 F. and bake for about 12 more minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake. It is done when the toothpick comes out clean.

Cool the pan on a rack for 30 minutes. Turn the cake out onto a rack and cool it completely.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:10 PM   #13
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My uncle used to make the best sauce to go over the gingerbread. It may have been a butter sauce. It was warm, so he may have melted the butter. Has anyone heard of something similar? I love gingerbread and will try this recipe. Thank you for posting it.
My mother used to make a lemon flavored sauce for gingerbread. It was just a basic cornstarch sauce.

Lemon sauce:

1/4 to a 1/2cup of sugar
1 T of cornstarch.
juice and zest of one lemon
1 cup boiling water
1 T butter

Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a saucepan, stir in approx. half of the boiling water, add lemon juice and zest. Stir over medium heat until the mixture thickens and clears. Add more boiling water to adjust the thickness of the sauce. Remove from heat, add butter, continue stirring until the butter melts and serve.

A basic cornstarch sauce can be flavored with nutmeg, cognac, rum etc...

Nice on a plain piece of pound cake.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:26 PM   #14
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I lifted all the recipes. My family loves crystallized ginger. Thanks to all.
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