Very Gingery Gingerbread:
OK – I admit, I took a break from Blogging….
But I do hope everyone enjoyed the HAPPIEST Holidays!! And I wish everyone a happy and meaningful New Year!!
With my (older) son visiting from Japan, I became non-stop busy – Errands, constant cooking, outings, visits, errands, more cooking, more visits. Somehow, just before Christmas, I found time to help unload a kiln from the latest firing – In 10-below-zero temperatures. And then a trip to Chicago for a lovely visit with Tani relatives – A fantastic Christmas Dinner, new babies, and new puppies.
And now I’m back home and ‘recovering’ from all that Holiday Buzz — And enjoying a few minutes just for myself. That means sitting by the fire and enjoying a Holiday Treat — Gingerbread with Custard Sauce (and more good stuff).
Above – Gingerbread with Custard Sauce (and Dried Cranberries) on Mark Pharis Plate.
Above – Gingerbread with Custard Sauce (and pistachio dust) on MaashaClay Plate.
The Food — Gingerbread with Custard Sauce:
I’ve always enjoyed Gingerbread, even as a kid. Every winter I wanted Gingerbread with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. Now, just a ‘few’ years later, I crave a slice of really moist, tasty Gingerbread with lots of good creamy stuff on the side. I don’t need the maraschino cherry.
I recently found a tasty-sounding recipe (in our Mpls Star Tribune) — I absolutely had to try it. Lots of fresh Ginger!! Other ingredients — Cinnamon, cloves, molasses, maple syrup. I made two loaves of Gingerbread; then I whipped together my creamy Custard Sauce (with a touch of Grand Marnier). I served on two different plates — With whipped cream and a tweak of pistachio dust. Sitting by a fire in the fireplace — Gingerbread was so spicey, yummy-yummy!
Recipe included on my Recipes Page!
The Pottery — Two Dessert Plates:
I had fun choosing two different plates for my Gingerbread. One, a favorite, made by Wisconsin Artist, Mark Pharis — Hand-built, with very constructional statements; a very opaque, creamy white glaze. I LOVE special desserts on this plate!!
For a second plate — I chose a Maasha Plate. Stoneware, hand-built, soda fired with ash glazes (and more ash). I certainly enjoyed my gingery Gingerbread on this plate as well!
And that’s the news about my Holiday Celebrations. Again, wishing everyone a wonderful NEW YEAR!!