Sunday, December 8, 2013

Snow on a Sunday

It is Sunday. The weather is fine, sunshine, quite cold, but no snow. However, in other parts of the country, there is snow and sleet. It makes me think of the first snow of the season, the one that stays because it is so cold outside. On days when it is time to bundle up and go for a walk in the woods in the new snow. Coming home to drink hot coffee, eat pastries and cuddle in socks on the couch with your favorite feline. Snow on a Sunday.

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Ginger cake with frosting
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Ingredients:
  • 2 sticks of butter, room temperature
  • 250g brown sugar
  • 100 g honey
  • 375 g flour
  • 5 teaspoons ground ginger powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated raw ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 300 ml milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda 

Preheat oven to 350F . Special equipment: 2 x 8 inch small baking pans.  In a stand mixer, mix the soft butter with the honey and sugar. Add in the eggs, fresh grated ginger and the lemon zest. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, ground ginger and cinnamon.  Slowly add flour mix to the butter mix, and alternate with adding the milk.  Butter the cake pans or line with paper, and bake both cake layers for 30 min. Let cool for a few minutes, and remove from pans. 

Frosting:
  • 2 packets Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 250 g powder sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
finish cake:
Mix ingredients of frosting with hand or stand mixer. Use half of the frosting for the middle of the cake. Place the 2nd cake layer on top. Use a decorating bag and a wide tip to apply the second half of the frosting on top of the cake. Done!

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