Last December I filmed a gingerbread recipe for About.com. Since it hadn't "gone live," I decided to post a link to the written recipe so you could make this easy holiday treat. I promised to post the video as soon as it went "live," but due to circumstances beyond my control, it never was aired. Well, a few days ago it made it's Internet debut, so here you go. What follows is the original post, now with video. Enjoy!
Old-Fashion Gingerbread - Glue Guns, Repressed Cannibalism, or Delicious Cake?
There are three things people do with gingerbread this time of year. Some people spend about a week making a house out of it. Looking at a gingerbread house is always kind of frustrating, as some of it actually looks edible, but you know it's going to taste like cardboard (which it is probably glued to). Not that you'd ever find out since you can't touch it. What about the child, too young to understand, being traumatized by getting yelled at for eating the shingle off a gingerbread house? The only thing worse is how bad it probably tasted.
Then, there are the gingerbread men. There's something a little disturbing about how much people of all ages enjoy chomping the head off these cookies. We all have that same creepy smile on our faces as we hold the decapitated body and move on to chew off one of the limbs. Sure it tastes good, but it may go deeper than that. That reminds me, I'll have to check out PETA's official stand on Animal Crackers.
Then there is the third, and best, use for this sweet and spicy batter, gingerbread cake! The link below is a very easy, fast and delicious gingerbread cake recipe with lemon glaze. It only takes a few minutes to throw together and it's perfect for your holiday table. This recipe is from a video I did for About.com, that has not gone live yet. As soon as the video is up, I'll post that also, but I wanted you to have this recipe in time for Christmas in case you were still trying to think of a fitting dessert. Enjoy! Click here for Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipe.
Photo (c) by Flickr user terren in Virginia