Nanaimo bars are one of the world's most perfect foods: a three layer no-bake cookie with a chocolate crumb base, a creamy custard middle section, and a firm chocolate topping. This version is dressed up for the holidays with a gingerbread base and a "blonde" white chocolate topping.
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This version of the Nanaimo bar is dressed up for the holidays with a gingerbread base and a "blonde" white chocolate topping. The spicy gingerbread works superbly with the classic Nanaimo bar filling, which is made with Bird's custard powder, an ingredient which can typically be found in the International aisle of grocery stores (with the British imports). These bars are very sweet, very rich, and very perfect for holiday parties or cookie exchanges. If you feel like overdoing it in a very pleasurable way, go ahead and pair them with eggnog.
From gingerbread men to quick breads, whoopie pies, and even soufflés, check out your best recipes for that classic winter staple: gingerbread.
These scones are like a delicious spiced molasses gingerbread cookie in scone form. Not too sweet and perfect with the drizzled icing or a pat of cream cheese.
These scones are exactly what you expect: a delicious spiced molasses gingerbread cookie in scone form. Not too sweet and perfect with the drizzled icing or a pat of cream cheese.
This cake gets a triple hit of flavor with fresh, ground, and candied ginger. The best part? It tastes better the next day, so it's a great do-ahead dessert for a holiday party.
This moist cake has ground ginger, fresh ginger, and candied ginger for a triple hit of flavor. It's also a great make-ahead sweet as it tastes better the next day.
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We love gingerbread, so while it's in season, we try to eat as much as possible. Here are 10 great recipe ideas, from traditional gingerbread men to pudding, and more!
It may not fit the traditional definition of 'cake', but a tower of gingerbread and mascarpone cream might just be even better. This recipe from Vintage Cakes takes you through the assembly of what promises to be a stunning, and delicious holiday centerpiece. The snap of spiced gingerbread and the milky richness of mascarpone go together beautifully.
The term "cake" is used loosely here, but we doubt you'll mind. Part elegant holiday centerpiece, part little-kid fantasy, this towering cake of cream and cookies is as delicious as it is stunning.
Gingerbread gets a twist with cocoa and chocolate stout. A satiny uber-indulgent white chocolate cream cheese floats on top.
Gingerbread cupcakes get a twist with the addition of cocoa, and it's all topped with an indulgent white chocolate cream cheese frosting.
During the holiday season there's a lot of edible DIY going on. Cookies are baked, jams are jarred, fruits are boozed up for rumtopf and fruitcake. Some may be gifts, some excuses to treat ourselves during a festive time of year. If you're looking for an easy, rewarding food project but can't stomach the thought of more sugar cookies, you may want to consider mixing up your own spice blends for the holidays.
Gingerbread spices are endlessly customizable. This version balances warm, spicy flavors against cool, citrus-y ones, and has a cool finish of cardamom, anise, and black pepper. Unless you have a very good source for ground ginger, you're best grinding your own from whole dried versions. A microplane makes a quick job of them.
These spicy, chewy-crisp gingerbread men get a pop of flavor from pureed candy ginger.
No matter how many carols I hear, cards I send, or gifts I wrap, it doesn't feel like the holidays until I make gingerbread cookies. And those gingerbread cookies? They need to meet two requirements.
What can I say, I'm a sucker for mildly hard-to-pronounce German sweets (see pfeffernüsse and zimtsterne), especially when they come in a holiday tin. Lebkuchen can be added to the aforementioned list. But if you don't have a sweet German grandma baking them for you (sadly, I don't) then it can be pretty absent from your life. Thankfully the NYC-based Leckerlee is making these traditional German gingerbread sweets, which originated in the Bavarian town of Nuremberg way back in the Middle Ages.
As the air outside grows crisp and we fire up our ovens, the scent of gingery baked goods is just the thing to get us excited about fall. This week, we asked for your favorite ginger dessert recipes, and you weren't bashful.