In the Kitchen with Emmett: Gingerbread

This is a good recipe for the winter holidays or simply when you're suffering from the doldrums.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup blanched almond slivers

Directions:

• Pre-heat oven to 350ªF (175ªC)
• Whisk together flour, baking powder and spices
• In a separate large bowl, cream the butter with the brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, then honey, orange liqueur, sour cream, and orange juice.
• Beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture, and then stir in the raisins and almonds.
• Turn batter into a greased and floured tube pan.
• Bake at 350ªF (175ªC) for 80 minutes, or until it tests done with a toothpick.
• Transfer to a rack to cool.