This bread! Well, technically it's more like a gooey dessert loaf. Is that a category? This gooey dessert loaf...will make...your house...smell like heaven.
If I was a heaven-believing type of person (I'm not, with the grotesque exception of a doggy heaven), I know it would smell like this bread baking. It's like if Thanksgiving and Christmas were on the same day. That's what it smells like.
Like earthy pumpkin, zesty ginger, sweet molasses, and holiday spices. It's amazing what they can do aromatically when married together and heated.
Socrates knows what's up.
This gooey dessert bread is the essence of Thanksgiving and Christmas combined. Heavenly winter gingerbread is scented with autumnal spices and moistened with pumpkin. Bits of candied ginger throughout lend a spicy bite.
- 2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat white flour
- ½ tsp. kosher salt
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1 15 oz. can of canned pumpkin
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup molasses
- ¼ cup candied ginger, minced
Dutch Word of The Day
My bread is similar to a Dutch gingerbread called "peperkoek" (pay-per-cooik) or "pepper cake", except that peperkoek usually uses rye flour! Pretty cool huh?
Good Deed of The Day
This is one of the best articles I've read in a long time. Originally published in Cosmologics, the magazine of Science, Religion, and Culture program at the Harvard Divinity School. It's titled, Why Atheists Should be Vegans, and you need to read it.