BECAUSE IT'S COLD OUTSIDE
|Dairy Free, Low Gluten Gingerbread and Pear Pudding Cake with a Lemon Custard Cream|
It must be the cooler winter weather, but I've been doing a fair bit of baking lately - something wholesome and nourishing for a little treat each day. There's the very quick to throw together Gingerbread and Pear Pudding Cake above (freezes brilliantly), the Lemon Meringue Pie below for my daughters birthday a couple of weeks ago (which lasts brilliantly because that Italian Meringue is so stable) and a couple of weeks before that, this hearty Pumpkin Bread. Both the LMP and Pumpkin bread recipes are in Wholefood Baking.
I'm usually having that little something sweet as I sit at my desk mid morning - I'm head down, rugged up as I work on a new book (will be some time off before it gets to the shelves) and it's a delicious and warming part of my day. This isn't going to be a long post, just a hello and would you like the recipe for that delicious Gingerbread and Pear Pudding Cake ? It would be perfect for the solstice this coming weekend. Serve it warm from the oven, or if left over, warm it up a bit before eating. And the Lemon Custard Cream - a little dairy free number, but if you'd prefer to make a dairy lemon custard, go for it. Just make sure you get something lemony with it... lemon and gingerbread is a gorgeous combination. And the stand mixer below ? It is a toy that belongs to my nieces children. LOVE IT. A little bit of whimsy, but I love the colour and that it is wooden (and not plastic) and basically gorgeous.