Posted by: Anonymous Me | December 24, 2010

Food Friday!

Welcome to one of the new additions to the blog! Every Friday I will post a new recipe that I’ve made before and think is worth sharing! Today, it’s gingerbread! YUM! This recipe is from Cooking Light magazine (the December 2009 issue, I believe). It is delish!

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

~ 11.25 ounces of all-purpose flour (about 2 1/2 cups)
~ 2 teaspoons of baking soda
~ 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger
~ 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
~ 1/2 teaspoon of salt
~ 1/4 teaspoon of cloves
~ 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
~ 1/4 cup of canola oil
~ 1 large egg
~ 2/3 cup of molasses
~ 1 4-ounce container of unsweetened applesauce
~ 1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
~ cooking spray

1 – Preheat the over to 350 degrees F.
2 – Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
3 – Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through cloves) in a bowl stirring well.
4 – Combine sugar, oil, and egg in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until combined.
5 – Stir molasses and applesauce into egg mixture.
6 – Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately into egg mixture.
7 – Spoon batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
8 – Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick (or knife) inserted into the center comes out clean.
9 – Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar or top with cream.
~ Yield: 16 servings (serving size = 1 square).

Here’s what mine looked like:



Me! 😉



  1. Amica,

    Scometto che il tuo appartamento ha avuto un bel odore doppo il dolce!

  2. Hi: I am really proud of you. Your results look delicious. I’m spending Christmas Eve home alone. Trying to decide if I’ll go to Midnight Mass or go at 10:00 in the morning. The weather is pretty good. We have been lucky so far.
    I’m going to L and M’s tomorrow along with the rest of the kids. Then, I’ll have until the 3rd. of January to rest up for the next year. And believe me, I need it.
    I feel so bad about all that is happening on with your mom. Wish I was there to help, or my sister was here, having Christmas with me.
    How is the weather? We saw a lot of bad weather from London today with the airports closed again. Why do these problems always happen at the holidays?
    Take care, and have restful Merry Christmas. Love you, The Captain

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