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gembellina Nov 6, 2012 06:30 PM

I didn't read the recipe properly and though pumpkin pie spice would do, but I'm supposed to have 4tsp of ground ginger. Options are to sub fresh ginger, put the flourless batter into the fridge and add spiced flour tomorrow once I've bought ground ginger, leave the ginger out and call it spiced biscuits. It's the Tartine recipe for soft gingerbead cookies. Gah!

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  1. jlunar RE: gembellina Nov 6, 2012 06:38 PM

    Depends on the situation:

    - This is for shiggles = experiment with fresh ginger (i'd omit the pepper then)
    - This is for an event, but you've got some time = wait for ground ginger
    - This is for an event, but no time = skip the ginger

    Those are yummy cookies. Love that book.

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      gembellina RE: jlunar Nov 6, 2012 06:42 PM

      It is just for shiggles really, I will take them to work if they're good but can feed them to the bf otherwise. There seem to be quite a few recipes around with fresh ginger, now that I've stopped panicking and started googling. Good point about leaving out the pepper, hadn't thought of that. Thanks!

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        gembellina RE: jlunar Nov 6, 2012 06:58 PM

        It's done, fingers crossed! Made the mistake of tasting the dough, I really hope the molasses taste cooks off a bit!

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          babette feasts RE: gembellina Nov 6, 2012 07:25 PM

          I think gingery molassesy things are usually better the next day, after the flavors have mellowed and mingled.

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