Gingerbread with hard sauce is probably the best Christmas dessert tradition you’ll ever find, and the Silver Palate Cookbook Gingerbread and the Junior League of Palo Alto’s Foamy Hard Sauce are the best recipes you’ll ever taste.
If you’ve been baking forever, you probably understand the appeal of classic old cookbooks.
Two of my absolute favorites are the Silver Palate Cookbook and A Private Collection from the Junior League of Palo Alto. Not only do these cookbooks bring back many poignant memories for me (losing a beloved spouse seems to have made this admitted sentimental fool even more sentimental), but the recipes within the books are outstanding.
Many people think of gingerbread as cookies, but this is actually a very flavorful, moist cake simply baked in 9-inch square baking pan. The sauce is to die for. These are old classics, and they don’t disappoint.
The original recipe calls for a lemon glaze of some sort but for today, we’ll do the Foamy Hard Sauce that follows.
Delightful over gingerbread or persimmon steamed pudding.
That’s it for today!
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