What a bit of a day it has been! The village has been hammered somewhat - with large parts of it without electricity, most of it without wi fi and all of it without water all day! Fortunately the water is back - turned out several of the old Victorian pipes split with the cold, most but not all of the residents have power or internet back yet.
It has been, however, a very good day for sewing though - and I have done eeeeeeven smaller stitches! Think I've gone a little cross eyed in the process 😁
I promised to share the gingerbread recipe after I'd tasted it - no point getting excited about a recipe then on sampling finding it disappointing - however this particular delight was exactly that - a delight! It makes a HUGE cake so next time I make it I will halve the ingredients.
It is from an American site with US weights and measures, so I have converted it - I have added the link for my Stateside readers.
Fresh Ginger and Treacle Cake
- 114gm fresh ginger peeled and grated
- 300gm treacle
- 200gm sugar
- 225gms (mls) vegetable oil
- 313gm self raising flower
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp finely ground black pepper
- 236grams (mls) hot water
- 2 tsp bicarb (baking soda)
- 2 eggs
- Heat oven to 175 deg c, line a 25 cm cake tin with greaseproof paper - I used a large square pan and cut the cake into 'brownie' sized squares.
- Peel and grate the fresh ginger.
- Mix treacle, sugar and oil in one bowl
- Mix flour, spices in a separate bowl
- Stir the bicarb into the boiling water and add to the treacle mix
- Add the grated ginger.
- Gradually add and whisk the dry ingredients to the treacle mix
- When well blended, add the eggs until thoroughly combined.
- Pour into the cake tin and bake for about an hour.
This is the LINK to the US site with gorgeous photos of the cake - mine are rather less so!
Now, a good 24 hours after it's baking, the cake is still soft and squidgy and just gooey enough to make your fingers worth giving a good lick but not too sticky that you need to rush off and wash your hands. Himself has decided that he'd like to try a goodly portion of the cake swimming in a bucket load of hot custard - hmmmm, might have to humour him😁
*and the 'Orl-right Treacle? of my title? - well it was a catchphrase from a character from the 1980s - a cockney stall holder in a long running soap opera. One, I hasten to add, I do not watch! However I did, under sufferance, see the first few episodes when I stayed with my Gran who was - in equal measure - was both entranced and annoyed by the plot lines and characters!
This is my penultimate #moreblogvember post - tomorrow is November 30th and I know December can be beyond busy for most folk - so, I may be less prolific with my posting. Thank you for coming along for the ride!