Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Blackberry Gingerbread

Blackberry Gingerbread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup mild-flavored molasses
3/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups frozen or fresh blackberries
(1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 2-quart square baking dish. Set aside. In a medium bowl combine the 2 cups flour, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and brown sugar. Add egg and molasses; beat 1 minute. Add the dry mixture and water alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. (Toss frozen berries with the 1 tablespoon flour) and fold berries into molasses mixture. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle top with sugar (preferably coarse sugar) and bake 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

I serve the gingerbread warm with whipping cream, a few fresh blackberries, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. (This recipe would also taste delicious made with blueberries rather than blackberries.)


Jenny said...

I will try this one too.

Anonymous said...

Heidi, this looks so yummy!!

and you post from last night about all of your ideas made me laugh. I feel the same way sometimes. Too many thoughts. Not enough time!

Elise said...

Oh Heidi, this looks divine. As it is winter down here in the southern hemisphere, this sounds like a perfect dessert for some of our chilly nights.

Heidi, thank you so much for letting me know about the categories you have listed in your bookshop. I can't believe I didn't see that the first time I checked it out!!

Lots of love

Meagan said...

Thanks so much for posting this recipe, Heidi! It looks so delicious and I can't wait to give it a try!

Skeller said...

This sounds so incredibly yummy ... I might have to add it to the menu for a baby shower brunch I'm throwing next month :-)

Lacy said...

So excitd to see this today! I cant wait to make it....oh it looks scrumptious! Thanks Heidi!!!!

Precision Quality Laser said...

Yummmy! And you are killing me with the photos...homemade whipped creme is the absolute best...sigh. What could be more divine than blackberries and whipped creme?

spanki said...

oh girl, i'm gonna jump through your screen and give you a BIG hug! this looks too good! i will let you know when i make it, because i WILL make it and my family will thank you forever for sharing this recipe with me!! thank you!

Anonymous said...

That looks luscious! I LOVE gingerbread! Thanks for recipe!

heather said...

Yummy! Can't wait to try this!

Meegan @ The Harvey Circus said...

Hi Heidi,

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe and the mouth watering photos to go with it!

Can't wait to give this one a try over the weekend :o)

5 Chicks and a Farmer said...

We made this last night! It was delicious. I can definitely attest to that. Thanks for sharing.


Jessie Brown said...

This looks absolutely fabulous!!

Tsh said...

Okay, I have tons of blackberries. Now I have another use for them! Thanks so much for sharing.

Brilliant Moms said...

Awesome! I have lots of frozen blackberries! Thanks for the great recipe!