I was so thrilled when Shannon from the wonderful Malaysian food blog Just as Delish asked me to do a guest post for her. I adore her healthy, internationally inspired recipes for everything from Green Curry Chicken to Beef Tagine, and from ginger tea to homemade sweetened condensed milk. She specifically asked for an American Christmas recipe, since Malaysians do not typically celebrate the holiday. Unlike Thanksgiving, with its traditional menu of turkey and pumpkin pie, Christmas is a little more personal and each family has their own traditions, especially for the savory course. My family eats sausage and peppers and a filet mignon roast, but we’re the only ones I know who do. Dessert, however, has more common flavors to draw on.
My mind immediately turned to gingerbread, the ultimate Christmas flavor and scent, at least in the US. Gingerbread houses and cookies are most traditional, but now you can find gingerbread lattes and candles, marshmallows and whoopee pies. I wanted to make something a little different, but still packed with the nostalgic flavor of the holidays. And since I find that Bundt cakes naturally look a little more festive than their plain counterparts, I cooked up a gingerbread Bundt cake that makes for a beautiful Christmas centerpiece.
You’re going to have to head over to Just as Delish for the recipe! Tell Shannon I said hi 🙂
Also, I’ve been granted a visit by the Fairy Hobmother from Appliances Online! She saw my comment on Just One Cookbook and rewarded me with an Amazon gift card! Any of my readers that leave a comment on this post and make a wish could also be visited by the Fairy Hobmother! Make a wish!
Finally, I am submitting this to the wonderful Sweet Adventures Blog Hop! You may recall that last month I made Pavlova. Well, this month the theme is Festive Favorites, and I made this gingerbread cake with that partially in mind! Head over to this month’s host, 84th and 3rd for instructions on how to join.