Winter

Persimmon Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

January 21, 2013
Author Notes

Turns out persimmons and spiced gingerbread make quite the seasonal pair! This classic gingerbread loaf is transformed into something even more delightful with the addition of persimmons. —Becky Rosenthal

  • Makes 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 1/2 persimmon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup hot water
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar; beat well. Add molasses and egg; beat well.
  2. Combine flour and next four ingredients; add to butter mixture alternatively with water, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mis at low speed after each addition.
  3. Pour batter into a lightly greases and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until wooden toothpick, inserted in center, comes out clean.
  4. Cool slightly in pan on a wire rack.
  5. Serve with whipped cream and extra slices of persimmons.
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