This Gingerbread is a classic holiday comfort food!
Time warp: 1988. “Kids, dinner’s ready!” Slow movement to turn off the Nintendo, uh I mean put away the math homework, and make my way down to the dining room. “And there’s gingerbread for dessert!” Like a flash of lightning, I’m downstairs sitting at the table ready for dinner. I even helped set the table and got drinks for everyone in that 3.7 seconds it took me to get there.
Needless to say, these nights ranked among my favorites when I was a kid. I didn’t care what we had for dinner. I’d clean my plate if there was the promise of gingerbread to come. Peas, squash, green beans…it didn’t matter. That plate was so clean it could have just gone right back into the cabinet. All because of the gingerbread. (Funny enough, I’m now a huge fan of peas, squash and green beans. I credit this to gingerbread.)
Several years ago, I made Gingerbread Cookies, and they were awesome! My wife likes gingerbread, but one cookie or one piece is enough for her. (That’s ok, it just means more for me.) But I realized recently that I’ve never shared a recipe for just plain ole classic Gingerbread.
This one is a winner, y’all! It’s easy to mix together and toss in the oven for a tasty weeknight dessert. And thanks to all of the warming spices, it’s perfect along with a cup of coffee by a roaring fireplace in the winter. This may very well be one of my all-time favorite comfort food desserts!
This year, I’ve decided that Santa gets too many cookies. That’s it. No cookies for you this year, Santa. It’s cold out there, and you have a lot of work to do. You clearly need Gingerbread! Heck, take a piece for Rudolph while you’re at it…I’m sure he would enjoy it, too.
Do you have a childhood favorite dessert that would always make you clean your plate?