Baking Vlog: Irish Gingerbread

I’m literally just baking a loaf of bread and talking about something journalism-related. In this episode: Irish Gingerbread, a quick bread.

I tell a quick story about stumbling into a G8 protest in Dublin after college, and getting my first taste of being a real journalist. I hope you like it, and please check out my book Kneading Journalism and subscribe on YouTube

Irish Gingerbread Recipe

What you need:

Baking Soda: 1.5 tsp
Ground ginger: 2 tsp
Flour: 2c
Cinnamon: 2 tsp
Salt: 2/3 tsp
Sugar: 1/2c

Butter (softened): 1/2 c
Eggs: 2-3
Molasses: 1c

Hot water: 1c
Oats/oatmeal: 1/2c

1) Add all dry ingredients–except oatmeal–in a small bowl. Put sugar and butter in a larger bowl, and begin to whip them into a smooth mix.

2) Mix in eggs, and molasses. Try to make the mix as smooth as possible without chunks of butter or sugar.

3) Mix in half of the dry ingredients. Once well mixed, add the other half of the dry ingredients.

4) Mix in oats and warm water. Mix!

5) Pre-heat oven to 350F. Pour the mixture into a very well-greased bread pan. We used a 5×9 baking pan in the video, but a 9 inch square might work, too.

6) Bake 40-45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the bread.

7) Enjoy!

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