(Photo: Taste of Home)
Did you know that today is National Gingerbread Day? Apparently that's a thing. Of course, who would we be if we didn't celebrate with a great gingerbread recipe to share?
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cubs packed dark brown sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
To prepare, start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. In a large saucepan, combine dry ingredients (not including sugar) and whisk with fork until it's well mixed. Add eggs, brown sugar and buttermilk into a large bowl and whisk together until it's all combined. Add the butter, and whisk until it's well blended.
Add the dry ingredients in multiple batches, stirring until it's combined. Do not over-mix, however. Over-mixing can cause the muffins to get tough. After your ingredients are combined, let the batter rest for about 30 minutes. This will help promote your muffins rising.
Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray, then evenly distribute muffins and bake for 16-21 minutes. When they are done you should be able to cleanly run a toothpick through the center. Let them cool in the pan for five minutes before removing them and placing on a wire rack. Enjoy!