Wednesday, November 18, 2009

CHOCLAT SIN..#5

I LIKE THIS RECIPE A LOT. I KNOW IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE CHOCOLATE, BUT TRUST ME. IT'S AN UNEXPECTED COMBINATION, BUT IT SURE WORKS. Something I'd like to suggest, instead of using ground powdered ginger, I personally like to grate a comparable amount of ginger root. It gives a heady zip to the bars, and besides, I love to just gaze at ginger, for it's other wordly weirdness. That this gnarly root is the basis of most Asian food, just shows how daring some folks are. Also I'd like to recommend sipping a dry, fruity Riesling with these munchies. Mmmm, very nice! And of course, let's not forget that these contain chocolate. Extremely rich...go off the diet...hey, it's the holidays!
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GINGER CHOCOLATE-CHIP BARS
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2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
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Heat oven to 350 deg. F. Butter a 9x13 baking pan and line with 2 crisscrossed pieces of parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all side. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda, and salt.xxxxxxxxx
With electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chips.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake about 40/50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan, then cut into 32 bars (8 rows x 4 rows).
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14 comments:

Raph G. Neckmann said...

This sounds gorgeous, Lyn! I wonder if I could manage to make this without covering the entire kitchen in baking mixture? Maybe I'll give the recipe to Girth!

(PS I love picking out the root gingers from the vegetable shop that look like giraffes - that happens quite often!)

willow said...

This sounds WONderful!! Thanks, Lyn. I love that knuckly thing ginger has going on. ;^)

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
Cooking tip...don't hold mixers up in the air..that will help keep dough from covering the walls!
Ginger looks like some relatives? Mine look like potatoes!

Gaston Studio said...

What an interesting combination!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Thanks..I've heard that if you kiss a ginger it will turn into a prince of a guy!

Lyn said...

Hi Jane-
Thanks..it's fun tp find something completely different!

corabela said...

I'm trying it this weekend! Thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi corabela-
Great! Please let me know how you like it! Thanks..

Derrick said...

Hi Lyn,

This does sound yummy and not too difficult. I'd love to give it a try but am trying to restrict my calorie intake at the moment to stop my waistband groaning!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
This is yummy..I will make a batch as soon as I finish my chocolate cake..I know, I'm evil!!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Yum.

Lyn said...

Hi Trish and Rob-
I guess that says it all!!

A Cuban In London said...

I love ginger any recipe that incorporates ginger as an ingredient has thumbs up from me. Many thanks for another exquisite recipe.

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to a Cuban-
Thank you..I also like to chomp on a piece of fresh ginger when I'm feeling icky..a good pick me up!

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