…Or would you love some sophisticated gingerbread squares?
Oops! The time has come! I am going crazy. Last time, I introduced the autumn season, and now you have to find a Christmassy cake on my blog. Just like those grocery stores which have aisles filled with christmas treats at the beginning of September. Normally, I smile at this craze and avoid buying christmas stuff until decemeber… or at least until November…No chance! At the end of September I nibbled on my first piece of christmas stollen and ate a handful of spiced biscuits. Though, I avoided the christmas aisles, I found myself in the kitchen baking my own pre-christmassy christmas cakes. Hey presto! There they were. A huge gingerbread cake and smaller gingerbread squares glazed with an orange and cinnamon frosting.
These two creations are made out of the same dough. A simple dough with hazelnuts, candied fruits and those typical christmas spices (gingerbread spice and cloves). Just imagine this delicious flavour while baking it. It is better than any gingerbread flavoured candle. And this dough was super moist even after baking it. It is the first one I tried where you don’t need half a bottle of milk to flush it down.
…during my school days, for instance, I participated in an art project. In cooperation with an architecture class we had to build houses out of bone-dry gingerbread cakes. And I don’t mean those cute houses you create with your little ones and decorate with gummy bears. No, they had to be as realistic as possible. At least that was the plan…
Oops,I got off the track. We won’t use this gingerbread cake to create works of art or buildings. The only thing we will do is decorating it with edible decoartion. The cake will be topped with a snow-clad crown made of rosmary twigs and a few dried orange slices. And melted chocolate, star-shaped cinnamon biscuits and rosmary twigs will add some spice to the gingerbread squares. Yay! They look posh!
It’s about time. Here is the easy-peasy recipe for super moist gingerbread cake and the proper orange and cinnamon frosting. This will put you into the right mood for christmas:
So which version would you try?
With this in mind,
it’s never to early to get into Christmassy mood.