Monday, April 14, 2008

Lesbian Gingerbread

Lesbian Gingerbread
From: HazelNutCoffee
Courtesy of the Domestic Goddess, with a few changes.

1 lesbian lover
12 tbps unsalted butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/2 cup golden syrup
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons ground ginger
1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons warm water
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa
12 oz chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli semi-sweet)

Preheat oven to 340 F. Line the bottom and sides of an 11" x 9" x 3" (or thereabouts) pan with foil or parchment paper. Gossip about latest escapades of New England Gentleman and the latest floozy he's managed to seduce.

In a large saucepan melt the butter along with the sugars, syrup, molasses and spices. Get your lover to dissolve the baking soda in the water, in a separate bowl. Pinch her butt when she's not expecting it.

Remove the pan from the heat and beat in the eggs, milk and baking soda in its water. Sing a Joni Mitchell song while your lover harmonizes along. Stir in the flour and cocoa and beat with a wooden spoon to mix. Fold in the chocolate chips. Slap your lover's hand with the spoon when she attempts to dip her finger in.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 35-45 minutes - until risen and firm to touch. Make very sure not to overbake - moisture is key. Remove to a wire rack and cool in the pan. Let your lover pick off some bits and handfeed them to you with a kiss. Wrap up the rest and take it over to enjoy with your barbaric patriarchal friends.

If you would like to know the history behind the name of the recipe, see Haze's post here.

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