I’m away from Huelva in Madrid this weekend, but my roommate texted yesterday saying that we finally got a new stove and oven in our apartment. Hallelujah!! I haven’t baked at all since I came to Spain (one whole month without an oven! Does that count as roughing it?), and so I’m pretty excited that we can start making some warm comforting food as even Huelva is starting to get a little cool. Cookies definitely need to happen soon.
I made these just before I left for Spain, to go with our pumpkin spice lattes. Along with pumpkin flavoured anything, around this time of year I love ginger and spices in desserts. These soft cookies feature flavourful flecks of crystallized ginger and are a perfect taste of fall with some hot apple cider and sharp cheddar.
Although ginger seems to be prominent in baking during the holidays, I really don’t think this should be a seasonal baking spice! These three cakes, Spiced Yogurt Pound Cake, Blueberry Ginger Pound Cake, and Gingerbread Cake with Maple Whipped Cream, all make use of ginger and other aromatic spices. I can assure you, they taste good all year long (because really, is yummy cake ever seasonal?!). These are some pretty easy, no-fuss recipes. It’s easy to dress these cakes up with glazes or creams, but they’re really lovely on their own. Happy Baking!