Organic Emily

Gingerbread with Spiced Berry Sauce

Gingerbread with Berry Spice Sauce and Whip CreamMy favorite time of the year is here!  I love everything about the Fall, from the flavors, smells, colors and cooler weather!  This recipe is so rich with flavor!  It’s perfect with your favorite herbal tea for breakfast or dessert!

Gingerbread

2 1/2 cups flour ( I like to use half all-purpose and half wheat or spelt)

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup organic sugar

1 cup molasses

3/4 cup melted butter

1/2 cup buttermilk, sour cream or plain yogurt

1/2 cup milk ( I used almond milk)

1 large egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 10-inch round or square pan.  In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients first.  Add the wet and mix until combined and smooth.  Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then invert onto a wire rack.  Flip over and place onto serving plate.  Dust with powdered sugar or serve with spiced berry sauce and whip cream for a real treat!

 

Spiced Berry Sauce

4 cups frozen mixed berries

1/2 cup organic sugar

1/4 cup water

1 stick cinnamon (use 1/2 teaspoon ground if you like)

4 cloves (use 1/2 teaspoon if you like)

Place all ingredients in a medium sauce pan over high heat.  Bring to a boil, turn down heat to medium and let simmer for 10 minutes until thickened slightly.  Serve warm with gingerbread.

Emily Saddler

Emily is a Master Gardener, wife of a professional landscape contractor, Mom of 4 cute kids, Yoga instructor and very passionate advocate of organic home-grown food! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Suburban Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients and her escapades as the keeper of both backyard chickens and honeybees!

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