Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ginger Blondies Have More Fun

Inspired by Paula Fein's excellent advice to include various type of ginger into desserts, we gave it a whirl, worthy, dare we suggest, of Ginger Rogers herself.

Here's our foray into ginger as a sweet:

"More Fun" Ginger Blondies--Makes 16 squares

1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
2 Tbsp SNAP liqueur (Ginger-flavored spirit--if not available substitute 1 tsp vanilla)

Heat oven to 350.  Grease a square 8 x 8 pan.  Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Pour into pan and bake for 20 minutes, til just set in center.  Cool and cut into squares.  Enjoy. (Have more fun!)

We can't invoke the adage about blondes and fun without a nod to the ultimate fair-haired icon, Marilyn Monroe. Here she is in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes looking like she's having a grand old time.

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