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Ginger Cake with Ginger-Cream
|By: Ken Pappenheim
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. ground ginger
2tsp. ground cinnamon
2tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/1/4 cups packed golden brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup mild flavored molasses
3/4 cup guinness stout, flat, room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter and flour two 9 inch round pans
Sift first 6 ingredients into medium bowl; set aside.
Using electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl
light and fluffy.
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in molasses.
Beat in flour mixture alternately with stout in 3 additions each.
will look curdled).
Beat until just smooth. Divide batter between prepaared pans; smooth
Bake cakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about
minutes. Cool cakes in pans on rack 10 minutes. Turn
cakes out onto
racks; cool completely. (Can be made 1 day ahead .Wrap in
plastic; let stand at room temperature.)
3 cups chilled whipping cream
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
3 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger
11 ounce can Mandarin Orange Slices, well drained.
Using electric mixer, beat cream and powdered sugar in large bowl
until peaks form.
Fold in minced crystallized ginger. Place 1 cake layer on
Spread 2 cups frosting over top. Top with second cake layer.
remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Arrange orange
slices on top. (Can be made 2 hours ahead. Chill.
Let stand at room
temperature 20 minutes before serving.)
Makes 10 servings.
I used this recipe for the Guinness Cook Off at our local Pub and
first prize in desserts as well as Grand Prize Overall.
Guinness Banana Nut Bread
|by Ken Pappenheim
| 2 cups brown sugar
1 cup mashed bananas
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 tablespoons oil
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 tablespoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups Guinness stout
2 cups broken walnuts
2 cups raisins
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
Preheat oven to 350 F . Lightly
grease two 9X5 inch loaf pans
In a large bowl cream the brown sugar, banana, eggs, vanilla and
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt,
cinnamon, allspice, cardamom and cloves.
Alternately blend the flour mixture and the beer into the creamed
Stir in the walnuts, raisins, and ginger to the mixture and blend
Pour into the two greased 9X5 loaf pans.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 1 hour or until an inserted
toothpick emerges dry and clean.
Leave in pan for 15 minutes to cool before turning out to cool
completely on rack.
First prize in the dessert catagory in the 2000 Guinness Cook off at
our local Pub.
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