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Gingerbread cake or loaf in toronto?

noodlehead Apr 2, 2008 06:46 PM

I had the best gingerbread loaf a few years ago from Whole Foods in Washington D.C , ever since then I've been looking for it here in toronto to no avail. Does anyone know of a bakery that make a good dark gingerbread cake or loaf?

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    mobirose RE: noodlehead Apr 2, 2008 08:56 PM

    When I read the title of your post, I was going to suggest Whole Foods! I had their chocolate ginger loaf before Christmas here in Toronto and I loved it too. Maybe it's a seasonal item, but I'd love to hear if anyone has any other leads.

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      paper_bag_princess RE: mobirose Apr 3, 2008 04:28 AM

      I had an amazing gingerbread cake at The Rushton a year or so ago. But it was on Valentines Day so I think it was part of their special menu for that day.

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      h2o RE: noodlehead Apr 3, 2008 05:30 AM

      Had a very good one recently from All The Best at Summerhill. It was a mini-loaf.

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        kasey j miller RE: h2o Apr 3, 2008 01:51 PM

        I bought the one from All The Best once and really didnt like it. I think there was orange zest or something else in there that really didnt appeal to me. It was a while ago though.

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          Otonabee RE: kasey j miller Apr 3, 2008 04:49 PM

          I love the loaf from All the Best though I do know that It is an acquired taste. I know they use fresh ginger which makes it VERY strong. (and yummy)

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        kmoore RE: noodlehead Apr 3, 2008 05:49 AM

        Oh Noodlhead I feel your pain. The Whole Foods in Cali do the same bread. Saran-wrapped and by the coffee, It`s amazingly good. I don`t know of any bakery that does it, but I do know that if you can get your hands on the Nigella recipe that it`s damn good, same texture and moisture...but it sure ain`t healthy.

        1. orangewasabi RE: noodlehead Apr 3, 2008 02:38 PM

          This is seriously out of the way but the Rosemont Inn has really lovely gingerbread loaf with fresh cream and rhubarb compote. It's worth the drive

          1. Ediblethoughts RE: noodlehead Apr 3, 2008 05:54 PM

            Frangipane on Dupont does a very nice ginger cake (though I can't recall if it's dark or not).

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