Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TWD - Ginger Jazzed Brownies



Ginger is one of my favourite things.  I love ground ginger, stem ginger, crystallised ginger and chocolate coated ginger.  Ginger ale and ginger beer are the beverages of the Gods.  The only form of ginger that I cannot stand is the pink pickled ginger that is served with sushi rolls.

Accordingly, I was pretty chuffed with Clivia of Bubie's Little Baker's choice of Ginger Jazzed Brownies for Tuesdays with Dorie this week.  These brownies contain ground ginger and fresh minced ginger - or more ground ginger if you like.  Unfortunately, I have hurt my back, so I was not in a position to spend quality time mincing ginger with a knife, and I used 100% ground ginger (which Dorie suggests that you can).

My brownies were not fudgy in the middle - they were definitely like a rich chocolate cake in texture. This was not a bad thing, but I am not sure if this was the intended outcome of the recipe.  A quick Internet search showed results all over the place, so I am still not enlightened on this point - perhaps the  other TWD bakers' results will answer the question.

Thanks to Clivia for this week's chocolate brownies with a ginger zing   she will have the recipe.  And if you, too, are curious about what the texture of these brownies ought to have been, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

17 comments:

Deano said...

They look great. Could you please tel me how to get the index on the side
Thankyou
Deano

Dressed and Eaten said...

Another big fan of ginger, especially in desserts. This sounds like a welcome change to brownies. Yum!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

mine were cakey, too. tasted good though.

Johanna GGG said...

the great thing about brownies is that at their worst they are just a good chocolate cake :-)

sorry to hear about your back - am sure that some ginger is just what you need

Vicki Bensinger said...

Wow you do like ginger. I do as well but everyone else in my family can't stand it. Sometimes I try to sneak it into foods but the minute they taste it they know it's in there.

These sound yummy and I love Dorie's recipes so I'm sure this is great. Nice photo!

Pachecopatty said...

Sorry to hear about your hurting back;-(
I hope it doesn't interfere with your baking, heaven forbid!!
I love ginger and even the pink strips that come with sushi, I have to admit!
Your brownies are lovely and now I'm craving a bite of chocolate infused with ginger;-)

Chaya said...

Hope your back is better.

I love the plate, the brownies are on. Colorful and sets off the brownies, nicely.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Sounds indeed so so delicious and looks so good too.

Peggy said...

So sorry about your back. I just discovered last week I have two herniated discs and they are no fun. I did it lifting heavy things. Be careful and take care of yours. Your brownies look fabulous.

Kayte said...

I tasted a wee bit of the batter before I added the chocolate because I wanted to taste all that ginger goodness and I knew that I wouldn't touch it once the chocolate hit the bowl...lol. Love all things ginger, even the pink pickled ginger, oh yeah! Your brownies look wonderful. Three more chocolate recipes in this book until we finish. Which means in the next month or two, not that much chocolate! Bad for you, good for me! lol

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Hope you're feeling better - sorry to hear about your back. Your brownies look lovely! :)

Cakelaw said...

Thanks for all of your well wishes about my back. It is very slowly on the mend, in the way that backs do.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Love the sound of these and my husband is an avowed ginger addict so he would too! :D

Cindy said...

Please take care of yourself! I've had numerous back surgeries--not fun.
Now let's talk brownies--I think all textures of brownies are wonderful.

Elaine said...

I prefer cake-like brownies, so these look pretty wonderful to me.

Clivia said...

I'm a ginger fan too. Ginger beer rocks! I hope when your back heals you'll try these with the macerated ginger. It's a very good flavour.
Thanks for baking with me this week!

Gloria said...

Cakelaw these brownies look and sounds delicious! gloria