The Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe for this week was chosen by Katie of Katiecakes, check out her blog, she has some great recipes! Ginger is another flavor I love, not as much as lemon of course, but it's right up there. I also made my TWD recipe and was surprised to see many of the same spices were used, so it was very easy to put them both together and bake, same temperature. Other than the Guinness stout, I had everything on hand; the recipe used 2/3 of a cup of the Guinness and the rest was consumed while the gingerbread baked; wouldn't want to waste anything!!!
The bread smelled so good while baking, DH kept hoovering by the oven, waiting for it to come out; I reminded him it needed to cool a bit.
After tasting the gingerbread it was a bit disappointing, not very gingery; and I added crystalized ginger to the batter. DH, AGAIN, did not like the bits of ginger in the bread, I see a pattern here, no bits of anything larger than 1/8" from now on. Who knew, after 23 years of marriage, he didn't like bits, LOL; will strain his food from now on. The ice cream I used was a Haagen-Daz new flavor called Brown Sugar, yummy!!! This new ice cream line is called 5 because they only use 5 ingredients, it's really good; they have a ginger flavored one also.