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21 Sep 2007

GINGER CAKE

Ginger  Cake

Ginger is an amazing plant that imparts a distinctively complex flavor to your food while providing strong medicinal benefits. Ginger http://iga.edu/pay-someone-to-do-essay/ generic cialis 5mg has been used throughout the world to treat: nausea, headaches, fevers, vomiting, depression, abdominal bloating, blood clots, diarrhea, high cholesterol, menstrual pains, infection, weak immune systems, sore throat, ulcerative colitis, arthritis and rheumatism. The list goes on and on. Here is a spicy ginger cake that you can serve year round, but tastes best in cold weather, during your winter festivities.

Ingredients
2 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup hot water
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger (optional)

In a medium sized bowl, sift and thoroughly mix together flour, baking soda, and spices. In a small bowl, whisk together hot water, molasses, and honey. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, and egg. Add the wet and dry ingredients alternately. Whisk your batter well after each addition. Mix in the crystallized ginger if you so desire. Pour batter into a square 9 inch pan that has been buttered and floured. Bake at 350? for 1 hour. Let cake cool for 10 minutes and serve with a dollop of softly whipped cream.

Recipe thanks to the Joy of Cooking by Irma Rombauer.
Simon & Schuster New York, NY 2006 and

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