Winter is here.
It's in the cold brisk morning air when I bring boiling water (to defrost the waterer) and hot tap water down to the chickens in the morning.
It's in the snow that falls every day.
It's in the two hour delays that good ole hubby calls in at least once a week.
It's in the bells ringing in front of red kettles outside stores.
Yes, it is here.
And so is gingerbread.
One of my favorite winter treats.
1 c. flour (I use 1/2 all purpose and 1/2 whole wheat)
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs Molasses
1 c. milk
Heat up the griddle and oil well. Pour on by the 1/4 cup. When the edges get bubbly, flip it over and cook for an additional minute or so and serve...oh the toppings...syrup...powdered sugar...blueberries... Which brings me to..
1/2 c. butter
1.5 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 c. blueberries
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. molasses
2.5 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 c. milk
3 Tbs. sugar
Cream the sugar and butter. Add in the egg and molasses. Stir in the spices, salt, and baking soda. Stir in the flour. Stir in the milk. Fold in the blueberries. Pour into a loaf pan and sprinkle with the 3 Tbs sugar. Bake at 350 for 50 min or so.
I have about 20 pounds of frozen wild Maine blueberries in my freezers.
Oh how I love these treats!
Again I am sorry about the lack of pictures, but so it goes...
Let me what you cook to remind you of the Holidays.