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5-Spice Gingerbread with Beachcomber Sauce
Professor G
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Joined: Sep 03, 2011
Posts: 334
From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2011-09-13 2:48 pm   Permalink

It may be dangerous for a cook to dig tiki flavors. The sauce is pretty obviously based on Don's Mix as discussed by Beachbum Berry. If you mix your own 5-spice, make sure it's finely ground or you'll get little flavor landmines as you chew.

5-Spice Gingerbread

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
2 eggs
16 oz. evaporated milk, divided
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp 5-spice powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger

Preheat the oven to 350.
Cream the salt and margarine.
Add the eggs, half the milk and the molasses.
Add the dry ingredients, then the rest of the milk.
Bake in a well-greased muffin tin with each cup 3/4 full for about 14-16 minutes. Test for doneness.

Beachcomber Sauce

1/2 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon extract
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp grapefruit zest

Combine the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat; stir constantly until the mixture comes to the boil.

Turn out the gingerbread muffins. Pool some sauce on a dessert plate. Set a muffin upside down on the sauce. Use a bit more sauce on the muffin and top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Repeat as needed.

Makes two dozen muffins or one large 9 x 13 cake (cook for 40-45 minutes).


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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2011-09-13 3:10 pm   Permalink

Good looking recipe Professor G, thanks

 
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Professor G
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Joined: Sep 03, 2011
Posts: 334
From: the Tiki Wastelands
Posted: 2011-09-18 07:55 am   Permalink

Thanks, Mad Dog. I've tested the recipe out on various volunteers (that's the great thing about being a cook: test subjects gladly submit to being guinea pigs for new desserts). So far, the effort-to-appreciation index runs heavily in favor of the cook.



Dang it all to heck--that picture turned out pretty much to scale. I know opinion runs toward white grapefruit in Don's Mix, but ruby reds are more prevalent in the Tiki Wastelands and also this is a dessert: pretty is part of the gig.

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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2011-09-18 1:51 pm   Permalink

I'm with you, Perfessor. purists be damned, red/pink grapefruit = tastier than white.

 
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