Lemon Glazed Gingerbread

Lemon Glazed Gingerbread

A simple and hearty gingerbread square made with whole wheat flour and molasses which give it substance and sweetness, making the perfect snack

Yield: 

12 pieces

Ingredients: 

Gingerbread Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup boiling water

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Instructions: 

1. To make the gingerbread, begin by sifting together the dry ingredients.

2. Stir in the remaining gingerbread ingredients one by one, in the order they are listed.

3. Spread mixture into a greased and floured 8-inch square baking pan.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until gingerbread tests done with a toothpick.

5. While gingerbread is baking, mix together the ingredients for the lemon glaze.

6. When the gingerbread is removed from oven, immediately poke holes in the surface with a wooden pick and pour on glaze. (Dotting the surface allows the glaze to seep in evenly into the gingerbread.)

Lemon Glazed Gingerbread
Lemon-glazed gingerbread
Additional Notes: 

This recipe and photo were submitted by guest chef Ruth Ament.

She writes, "You can halve the lemon glaze or leave it off altogether if you're suspicious about the combination. ;-)

"Also I discovered that a small knitting needle makes a great substitute for a toothpick...but that's probably not advice so much as it is evidence of my combining my hobbies again. It was a clean knitting needle, I promise."

Lemon-glazed gingerbread

Preparation Time: 

15 minutes

Cooking Time: 

25 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

I love that this is easy to make, and pretty healthy too. :) It is not very sweet, so don't expect a sweet bread or you might be disappointed! This would be a great side dish for a soup-and-salad kind of meal... but not really a dessert in my opinion. ;)

So think "side dish" and get creative! This is an easy way to spice up a simple meal -- literally! ;)

Comments

The spicy smell and hearty texture make this such comfort food! It was a little on the dry side for me, so next time I'll double the lemon glaze (which was so good anyway!).

Rating: 
4

I just whipped this up today & thanks to 3 hungry boys it is all gone! Very good with ice cream too.

Rating: 
5

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