Ginger Cake

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Ginger Cake
« on: August 18, 2018, 19:49 »
Can I introduce fresh ginger into a cake, and if so, how do I do it ?  Thank you, Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Ginger Cake
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 17:23 »
Can just scrape the outer skin off the root and grate it with a fairly fine grater into your cake mix - easiest way is to sieve the flour/BP/dry spices onto the op of your sugar/eggs mix then grate the root on top before folding the flour etc in.

Banana and ginger cake will handle larger gratings - smaller of my cheese graters produces flat narrow flakes.  That goes into the mix alongside the mashed banana.  Don't overdo it - the gingeriness seems to increase during baking.



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Re: Ginger Cake
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 13:44 »
Thanks for your reply, I am ready to go now. :D Mrs Bouquet

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Re: Ginger Cake
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 19:14 »
I freeze my ginger root so i dont waste it , i grate the skin in as long as its not damaged but not tryed it in cake .
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Re: Ginger Cake
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 08:44 »
last night someone grated freash ginger into their ginger cake i suppose you just have to watch the ammount.
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Re: Ginger Cake
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 22:46 »
Can just scrape the outer skin off the root and grate it the exposed root with a fairly fine grater into your cake mix - easiest way is to sieve the flour/BP/dry spices onto the op of your sugar/eggs mix then grate the root on top before folding the flour etc in.

Banana and ginger cake will handle larger gratings - smaller of my cheese graters produces flat narrow flakes.  That goes into the mix alongside the mashed banana.  Don't overdo it - the gingeriness seems to increase during baking.



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Revisting my earlier post it could be interpreted as grating the outer skin after scraping it off whereas what I meant was to grate the root! (I nowadays generally discard the scraped-off skin).   Apologies if ambiguity confused.   

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Re: Ginger Cake
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 23:24 »
I peel the ginger before freezing & then grate as required
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