Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Special Guest Mychael Black!

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Christmas Blog Party! For the most recent list of posts and giveaways, please visit here.

Today we're in for a real treat--literally! Special guest Mychael Black is sharing a scrumptious recipe for gingerbread. Don't know about you, but my tummy is rumbling!

It's no secret that I love to cook--whether it's roasting, grilling, baking. One of my favorite things to bake (aside from my homemade artisan sourdough) is gingerbread. It's good for you--body, heart, and soul. Not to mention that it makes the entire house smell like the season should: ginger, cinnamon, baking. Yum!

I hope you enjoy the recipe below. It's the one I use for my own gingerbread. Enjoy!


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup light molasses
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 350, and grease and lightly flour 8-inch square baking pan. Cream shortening and sugar until a bit fluffy. Add the egg and molasses and beat until blended. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Boil water, and add it, alternating with flour mixture, to the creamed ingredients, mixing after each addition. Pour into floured, greased pan and bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.


What do online gaming, Spongebob, cooking, writing, and an unnatural addiction to Mountain Dew all have in common?

Not a damn thing, which is what makes Mychael Black an interesting bird indeed.

Born in north Alabama, Mychael now resides on Marylands Eastern Shore. Having run the gamut of labels in regard to gender and sexuality, Mychael now shuns societys views on normality and embraces a poly-everything attitude. Call Mychael her or himit doesnt matter. Just keep reading the books.


Anonymous said...

I love baking, too, and I'm always searching for the best gingerbread--I'll need to try this out!


Nay Nay said...

I only do a lot of baking around the holidays and I love gingerbread. I'm gonna try this recipe. It looks fairly easy and these days I need easy recipes since I don't have a lot of time to do my baking.
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Jyl22075 said...

I have to admit that while I love to eat baked goods, my attempts at making them have been pretty ugly. The gingerbread sounds delicious though. I just need to find someone else to make it. :)

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elaing8 said...

I'm a seasonal baker..And my gingerbread never turns out quite the way I want.I'll have t give this recipe a try.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

bn100 said...

I don't really bake. This sounds tasty.


laurie said...

love baking, too, and I'm always searching for the best gingerbread--I'll need to try this out!

Joanne said...

I love baking especially around the holidays but I have to say, *hangs head in shame*, I don't like Gingerbread anything. No one in my family does. The recipe does sound kind of simple, so maybe I'll bake some for friends. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

I've baked gingerbread cookies in the past. This recipes looks good.

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redzsm said...

Recipe looks delicious! I love gingerbread. I live in Maryland too :) I have a view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Selena Mc

pc said...

I love gingerbread but haven't yet mastered it quite right! I'll try out this recipe...maybe I'll finally suceed! Thanks for sharing and happy holidays!

desitheblonde said...

i copyed your recipe and then i do not cok i am going to let my gf make buckeye ball and then some of this wow thanks for the hop and i like the hop

Urb said...

I love gingerbread so much! I'm going to try this. Mmmmmmmm. Thanks!

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bas1chs said...

Thanks for the recipe. I have never made my own gingerbread and just might try this out.
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laura troxel said...

Im better at making cakes and pies. My cookies ever turn out good.
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Booksrforever123 said...

sorry, not a gingerbread or cookie type person.