Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pumpkin Gingerbread

Okay, I admit, I have a deep affection for molasses.  I don't know what it is, but I love the depth of flavor and tangy-ness that it brings to baked goods.  In fact, these are some of my favorite candies.  Call me crazy, I love the molasses.
Well, when I ran across this recipe and saw that it called for a 1/2 cup of molasses, I knew I would love it.  The fact that it has pumpkin in it makes it a perfect Thanksgiving day recipe.  Imagine how great it would be to have this sliced and ready for snacking before the big meal.  I don't know about you, but whenever I set a time for the Thanksgiving meal, I'm never ready on time.  So, this is a great appetizer for all those hungry guests.  Well, and it distracts them and buys you some time.  Win-Win!
My husband tried it and said, 'it has a good aftertaste'.  That guy and his good aftertaste.  I don't know about him.  Truly, it does have an excellent aftertaste, so you're tastebuds are in for a treat.
I found this recipe on Simply Recipes so, I will send you there for the recipe.  I didn't have the fresh/crystalized ginger, so I left it out and I added fresh cranberries in place of the raisins.  It was amazing with the cranberries.  Added a little punch of tartness.  Here's a link to the recipe!
Pumpkin Gingerbread

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

1 comment:

Carina said...

I saw the recipe on Simply Recipes, too, and it sounded good. I am finally getting around to some baking today, and had seen the tease of your post the other day, so thought I'd compare the 2 recipes before I went for it. Guess it's a no-brainer :)