|Sort of like a gingerbread whoopie pie.|
For once, I remembered to watch the Baking With Julia video before baking! When I saw those little pans she used, all I could think of was Easy Bake Oven pans. And then I wanted some of my own. But I didn't want to drive across town in rush hour traffic, so *lazy* won out and I used a muffin tin. I did stop at the Home Goods store which is next to the grocery, just to see, and found some adorable little pans. However, they were in bakeware sets for children. In the end, I bought a couple of those sets for some little girls on my Christmas list. It worked out.
|Does that piece of ginger look like a rhino?|
Don't know what I expected, but these were a bit... intense for my taste. Might as well face it. I've got a totally uneducated palate. To me, "gingerbread" means a cookie shaped like a person with raisin eyes and three red hot buttons down the front. The German Bakery here makes wonderful gingerbread men. Worth the splurge. Sweeter and milder than these cakes were.
These weren't THAT bad. I split them in half, spread with lemon curd filling, and served with vanilla ice cream. Seriously, I could happily eat most anything with lemon curd and ice cream. The recipe can be found here, and the other participant's blogs here.
UPDATE: I took a couple of these to my neighbor and she thought they were the best thing ever (especially the lemon curd). And they grew on me when I discovered how great they tasted with Bluebell Pistachio Almond Ice Cream!
Yesterday I saw my first boot of the year. Finally, the seasons are changing! (That's Stone Mountain in the background.)