Sunday, November 20, 2011


This is one of the most unusual gingerbread recipes I have ever made and one of the tastiest too.  I don't remember where I found the recipe, but it is copied in my handwriting on a slip of paper, and I suspect I saw it in a magazine or in the newspaper once upon a time.  Who knows?  I hope you'll give it a try.


1/2 c. butter
3 T. fresh grated ginger (I use my microplane zester)
1/4 t. salt
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground allspice
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/4 t. ground black pepper
1/2 c. dark brown sugar (I've used regular)
1 c. dark molasses
1 t. spicy brown mustard
2 eggs
2 t. baking soda
2 1/4 c. flour
1 c. hot strong-brewed coffee
powdered sugar

Grease a 9x9" pan.
Combine butter and fresh ginger in a saucepan.  Cook on medium-low heat until aromatic 3-5 minutes.  Stir in salt, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, pepper and simmer another 30 seconds.  Remove from heat.  Stir in sugar, molasses and mustard until smooth.  

In a bowl add eggs and soda and beat, then add the spice/sugar mixture.  Beat until it foams.  Stir in flour and beat well.  Lastly, mix in coffee until smooth.  Batter will be thin.  Pour into greased pan and bake at 375* for 40-45 minutes.  Cool in pan 10 minutes and remove (if you want to).  Dust with powdered sugar and/or with a dollop of whipped cream.  I especially like it warm with a mug of hot, black coffee.  DELISH!


  1. Crikey, that is an unusual recipe! I love gingerbread, and if you say it's good, I know it is. I'll have to try it!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Yummmmm -- if that's anything close to as good as your Ginger cookies -- it will be a BIG hit! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jody!

    Just posted more of the old "Art Journal" project, along with one of Joseph's sketches!

    Kim :-)

  4. This sounds so good, but anything with coffee in it has to be great. Thanks.

  5. Gingerbread made with coffee! I'll have to try it. I just made gingerbread for the first time in ages a couple of weeks ago, and the boys loved it. Could become a staple around here ...


  6. Such interesting ingredients. This would be fun to try. Hope you are staying cozy and warm...

  7. I bet it smells good, too! That looks like a sassy recipe. I'll have to try it!

  8. The mustard and coffee jumped right out at me from that ingredient list. I've seen coffee added to brownies before, so I guess that one is not as unusual as the mustard. :-)

    Best wishes for a very happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Oh yes! I will certainly give it a try! Gingerbread is soo good especially warm from the oven!


  10. Oh this is such a good recipe, thank you for the reminder xoxo Clarice


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