Tuesday, March 6, 2012

ENGLISH GINGERBREAD FOR "FRIENDS SHARING TEA"





Welcome all to Friends Sharing Tea....do you smell the gingerbread?  Right out of the oven!







This morning I baked some lovely English Gingerbread.  I am calling it "English" because it came out of a UK published cook book called "Baking" that was given to me from my Secret Santa Sister Pat in the yahoo tea group, Brunch Tea Scones. I am sharing the recipe too with a little more spice added to it!


If you have something to share related to tea...please link up at the bottom of this post.   Perhaps something that you baked or a special teapot or teacup?  



Here is what you will need for this English Gingerbread: 3 1/2 cups sifted flour, 3 Tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 3 Tsp ground ginger, 6 oz butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup black molasses, 1/2 cup dark corn syrup, 1 egg and 1 1/4 cups of milk.


I also added 1/2 tsp ground cloves and 1 tsp cinnamon



Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  This recipe called for baking 1 1/2 hours but I found it was done in 1 hour.  Also,  Line 9" square pan with parchment paper.


Begin by mixing the flour, baking soda & powder and spices into a large mixing bowl.


Melt the butter on your stove with the brown sugar, molasses and syrup in a medium pan until melted and dissolved. Mix the egg with the milk and add the melted butter mixture and then add these to the flour mixture and beat well. Pour into pan and bake.




This cookbook was produced in Bath....


When I was a little girl, there was a friend down the street named Mary Lou Iams and her brother Vernon.  I used to love going to her small house as her mother would let us bake a box of gingerbread.  Her kitchen was an "everything in it's place" kitchen and of course we would wash every dish and put everything back perfectly. I can still remember that wonderful experience of how the gingerbread smelled.



















Please join me below for Friends Sharing Tea........I am also linking this post to A Delightsome Life and also The Charm of Home !






16 comments:

Beth said...

Your gingerbread sounds so good! I love that pretty floral tea cup too.
Blessings, Beth

Martha said...

I love gingerbread especially English gingerbread -- it looks like an interesting book nd I also adore English cookbooks!

I can smell the gingerbread all the way to Kansas!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
That's an elegant and cozy little tea table you set. I love gingerbread but am the only one in the family that does unfortunately. I get my fix with gingersnap cookies.
Thanks for hosting.
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your Gingerbread looks wonderful! I love it and I have a lovely recipe with lots of spice too. Unfortunately, my hubby is not fond of Gingerbread so I don't get to enjoy it very often.
Your teapot is stunning and I love the teacup. What pattern is it? Thanks for another charming post.

Blessings,
Sandi

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Thank you for sharing your gingerbread recipe with us and your childhood memories of making it. Glad to be joining you and thank you for hosting.

LELO said...

Congratulations!
I just love this teacup. I´m a beginner tea china collector.

:D

Marilyn said...

I haven't had gingerbread in years. That sounds delicious with tea. I think I must make some very soon.

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
hmmmmm, your Ginger bread looks tempting. The whole setting is so lucious. I love the pretty teapot and the wonderful china. Thanks for sharing this great recipe and for hosting this sweet event. Always a delight to visit you.
Best greetings, Johanna

Zinnia said...

What a welcoming tea party you put out! I can almost smell the gingerbread. What a beautiful Tiffany lamp you have! I wish you a nice day. Zinnia

parTea lady said...

What a lovely silver teapot and teacup. The gingerbread looks good. I grew up eating homemade gingerbread men. Thanks for the recipe.

Mom Wald said...

How warm and inviting for a gray spring day.

Rizzi said...

UMMMMMMMM.....I CAN SMELL THE GINGERBREAD.....I LOVE GINGERBREAD
AND THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPE
YOUR POST IS JUST LOVELY....SO WARM AND INVITING......LOVELY TABLE SETTING.....RIZZI

Micupoftea~ said...

Thanks for hosting and thanks for the recipe...yum! Your teapot is GORGEOUS!! Happy March~

Angela McRae said...

The gingerbread sounds delish, and that silver teapot ... oh my, how completely gorgeous!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Gorgeous silver teapot and teacups...I love gingerbread...especially with bits of crystalized ginger and lemon curd. ~Donna

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

so sorry to have missed this linky signup! but love that you did this..any more in the near future?

you're most Welcome to Celebrate TeaTime in Killarney with me for St Patrick's Day!