Ginger-Lickin’ Good

Remember I mentioned that I would be baking up some ginger treats on Friday in honor of Shaun’s birthday?

Well they turned out like sex in a pan, as is only fitting!  They feature a moist, molassesy gingerbread crust topped with a buttery streusel.  And ginger in spades, of course.  Have to share the recipe, though you can find it in the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion.

Hot & Sweet Ginger Squares

CRUST:

1 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. allspice
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup diced crystallized ginger
1/4 cup molasses
2 large eggs
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
4 Tbs. butter, melted

STREUSEL:

1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
Pinch of salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup diced crystallized ginger

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350.  Lightly grease a 9×13 inch pan.

To make the crust: In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, ground ginger, allspice, salt, baking soda, and crystallized ginger.  In a separate bowl, stir together the molasses, eggs, brown sugar, and melted butter.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients, beating until smooth.  Spread the batter in the pan.

To make the streusel: In a medium sized bowl, use a pastry blender or your fingers to mix together the flour, butter, salt, and brown sugar until fairly well blended and moist (some chunks of butter can remain.)  Stir in the crystallized ginger.  Sprinkle the streusel over the batter.

Bake the squares for 35-40 minutes, until the streusel is a deep golden brown.  Remove from the oven and run a knife along the edges of the pan to loosen them.  Cool to luke-warm, then cut into squares.

2 Responses to “Ginger-Lickin’ Good”

  1. ReeRee Says:

    … thanks for sharing !!! You always find the best stuff !!

  2. whistler Says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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