This morning I started decorating our house for Christmas. Hanging up lights on the windows and bringing out Candles…I know I am probably late compared to most people…I saw lots of decorated Christmas trees and such in November but that is just a little to early for me. Now it is December and I am finally getting into the spirit;)
I just love the smell of spices, especially Cinnamon. It is such a warming comforting smell! I do use it every day, all year-in my muesli, tea, coffee… Cinnamon is a very healthy lovely spice.
What better way to get into the holiday spirit then with some Gingerbread smell in the air:-)
- 1/4cup butter
- 1cup dark chocolate, chopped or bittersweet choc. chips
- 1/3cup molasses
- 1cup brown sugar (the recipe calls for 1c sugar and 1/4c brown sugar)
- 2 large eggs
- 1cup flour (I used spelt flour)
- 1/2tsp sea salt
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp ginger, freshly grated
-Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease a 9×9 inch baking dish, or line with parchment paper.
-Melt butter and chocolate, remove from heat.
-In a bowl whisk molasses with sugar, whisk in eggs. Add butter and chocolate, mix well.
-Add flour, salt, cinnamon and ginger until just incorporated.
-Pour in prepared dish and bake for 20-30 minutes.
-Let cool in dish. Cut into squares and dust with some icing sugar.
(recipe adapted from ihearteating)