Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie; Fresh Ginger & Chocolate Gingerbread

I'm not a huge fan of ginger, but I am a huge fan of chocolate so I was hoping I would like this recipe. It has some prep work (sometimes I feel like all I do is chop chocolate when I'm baking) but nothing too involved. There's the option to add stem ginger in addition to fresh grated ginger and ground ginger but I used some crystallized ginger in place of the stem kind. I wanted to like this recipe, and it smelled wonderful but it just didn't turn out correctly. My cake tasted dry and my frosting didn't look right either.Thank you to Heather of Sherry Trifle for the selection, I'm thinking my baking mojo was off this week.

8 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Too bad it didn't work out for you. It looks wonderful though.

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

I'm sorry it didn't work out for you.:( It's all gonna be better next week. We get World Peace...in the form of cookies.:)

Engineer Baker said...

Sorry it didn't turn out as you'd like. I wasn't sure about it, but it was 100x better the next day. Did you try it later on?

Lillian said...

I'm sorry you didn't like it -- 75% of my family loved it. Next week will be better!

The Food Librarian said...

Sorry it didn't work out for you. I hope you might try it again later...it's way tasty I think (but I love all things ginger and chocolate...)

TeaLady said...

too bad your 'mojo' was off. It really is good, really. Try it again sometime. Yours looks tasty, tho'.

Jules Someone said...

I'm sure you'll find your mojo next week.

Maris said...

I like the idea of gingerbread outside of the holiday season! Maybe next time it will turn out perfectly!