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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

TWD: Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread


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Two words: crazy good. Heather of Sherry Trifle chose Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread for our Tuesdays with Dorie recipe this week. For my gingerbread I chose to leave off the chocolate glaze.
I know. I left off the chocolate?! Yes. In this case, I did. I also made mini cakes as you can see, for cute little personal servings. The reason I left off the chocolate glaze was simply because I wanted to see what this combination would be like.

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It may seem like an odd combination, bananas and gingerbread, but it is just so good. You really have to try this some time. I was inspired by Peabody to top make the mini cakes topped with good vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce (and you really ought to follow that link and see why). All together, this is one surprisingly light and still delicious and sweet treat. The only other change I made to the original recipe was to leave out the stem ginger since that was no where to be found at our grocery store.

I will definitely make this recipe again since I love the chocolate and ginger combination. Make sure to see how everyone else's gingerbread came out by going to the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll!

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39 comments:

Cristine said...

Okay, that is some serious food porn! Looks amazing!!!! YUM!

chocolatechic said...

Wow oh Wow does that ever look good!

Maria said...

Bananas and ice cream, you put this one over the top!

rainbowbrown said...

The art of decadence. Very nice.

Stephanie said...

OMG that looks delicious!

SiHaN said...

*shudders*.. think i'm suffering over here just looking at the photos...enough said.

Mara said...

HOLY MOLY!!! are you trying to kill me over here with those pictures?! that looks just amazing.

pinkstripes said...

Oh man. That is crazy good. I thought this recipe was absolutely the most tasty thing ever, but I didn't try it with bananas and caramel. Wow. Your pictures are amazing.

Melissa said...

oh..my..gosh...Why do you do this to me? Now I MUST try this with bananas and caramel..

Lillian said...

That is seriously gorgeous! I so admire people who can do that whole presentation thing -- I just slap a piece of cake on a plate and call it a day.

Melissa said...

Wow, your gingerbread looks amazing! Kudos to you on making it more than just gingerbread!

jillbert said...

Looks fabulous! I bet the bananas with the ginger would taste great!

Tania said...

Holly, WOW - these are the most beautiful yummy desserts ever!! Your creativity astounds me. And even though I don't like to eat bananas I might try this. I actually opted out this week because I don't really like gingerbread - you might convert me!
Take care
Love Big, Bake Often

steph- whisk/spoon said...

yikes--that is mouthewatering amazing!!! oh my gosh...i must look away...

Isabelle said...

mon dieu que ta photo est super gourmande :)

kim said...

major drooling and various homer simpson sounds over here :) that looks sooo awesome!! glad you loved it :)

Natalie said...

love the recipe twist - who knew gingerbread was so versatile?

elizabeth said...

OK, I bow to your photo genius... ;) Seriously, this looks amazing.

Rachel said...

This looks insanely good!! And your photos are amazing.

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

*THUMP*

*fell out of chair*

Mary said...

Wow that looks delicious!

spatulascorkscrews said...

Un-Freakin'-Believable! I want one of yours now! Extra caramel please!
I'm adding your link to my post if that's OK?

Donna @ Spatulas & Corkscrews

Pamela said...

Okay...I'm almost speechless. The idea of caramel and ice cream on top of this gingerbread?? And then the bananas, too? Too bad we have no more cake left! It looks fabulous.

What's for Supper? said...

I bet I would have liked this cake much better if I would have had yours. Goodness that looks so yummy!

Tracey said...

Wow, that caramel makes my mouth water! It looks amazing!

The Food Librarian said...

Wow! Looks great. Love the ice cream and banana addition.

Di said...

Oh, wow! I skipped the icing in favor of some vanilla ice cream, too. But I didn't think of adding caramel sauce. What a great idea! I'm going to make some tomorrow for something else, so I'll have to try it with some of my remaining cake.

kittymama said...

WOW. Just wow. WOW again.

PhillyGirl said...

That picture stopped me dead in my tracks.. wow, just wow... The taste thoughts are tingling in my head.. warm cake, cold/melting ice cream, warm caramel sauce, bananas.. wow, this should be labeled "unsafe for work"!!

Teanna said...

drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool....

excuse me.

Manggy said...

I don't think it's odd at all- makes perfect sense to me! And I gather you unequivocally agree, heh heh :)

Engineer Baker said...

Whoa, hold on there. Gingerbread, bananas, chocolate, caramel, and ice cream? It's like all my dreams coming true, just not near me. Sad :)

Gigi said...

Wow wee does that look GOOOOOD!

TeaLady said...

Holly!!! That is the most decadent gingerbread I have ever seen. Fantastic.

Jess said...

Whoa! I've seen many an attractive gingerbread photo over the past few days, but this is the first one that's actually made me salivate a little. Yum!

cakeflower said...

Now that looks yummy!

Brilynn said...

This looks wonderful! Although, I've made it with the chocolate on top and that's pretty nice too.

Jules Someone said...

Seriously, that looks fabulous. I want some. Now.

LyB said...

Holly, you're my hero! I never even thought of putting caramel on top of the gingerbread, boy, I've been missing out. Your pics are fabulous. :)

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