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Dec 16, 2011 12:18 PM

Do you have a good, moist gingerbread recipe with a thick batter?

My brother has asked my help in improving on a family holiday recipe for marzipan-filled gingerbread. This is made by spreading half the gingerbread batter in the pan, then laying down a chilled, rolled marzipan layer made from almond paste, egg white, and powdered sugar, and finally covering that with the rest of the gingerbread batter.

The gingerbread part of the recipe is a bit too crumbly, and dries out too fast after being cut and kept in cookie tins. I have ideas about ways to tweak it for more moisture, but thought I'd ask if anyone has a favorite recipe for a classic gingerbread that's moist and keeps well, and has a fairly thick batter (think brownie batter consistency). Unfortunately, my favorites have batters too thin to support the marzipan layer before baking - it will just sink into a thin batter.

Thanks for any ideas.

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  1. I tried this gingerbread recipe and loved it is moist and spicy I forgo the pears and bake it in a greased bundt pan. Super easy too which is always a bonus. Good luck your recipe sounds intriguing I love almonds, do you glaze it on top?