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Chocolate cake with ginger jam

chocolate cake with ginger jam

This cake was partly born from my monthly chocolate craving (hello hormonal cycle), and partly from a slight desperation regarding a jar of very ‘potent’ ginger jam. While I do love ginger in all sorts of sweet and savoury dishes, the aforementioned ginger jam has such an intense flavour, that even spreading it millimetre-thin on a slice of bread of toast isn’t enough to ‘neutralize’ it. Since very spicy ingredients are best balanced out with sweet ones, I decided to try to use the jam in a cake – and what’s a better combination than chocolate and ginger? So I used the recipe below to spice up an otherwise simple chocolate cake and ended up with a delicious chocolate ginger cake with just the right amount of spicy ginger and sweet dark chocolate flavours. I recommend adjusting the amount of ginger jam to your liking – or just go for a different kind of jam like raspberry or cherry. Continue reading

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Spicy pumpkin soup with ginger and coconut

spicy pumpkin soup with ginger and coconut

Winter is the perfect season for a hot, steamy soup waiting for you for lunch or dinner – either at home or in a thermos container at uni. Some universities even offer microwaves for students to heat their packed lunch! This soup is one of my favourites, it has the perfect combination of spicy curry, slightly sweet coconut and hot ginger to really warm you from the inside. It freezes really well and also keeps fresh for a couple of days in the fridge, so I always make one big batch and feast on it for several days. This recipe makes about 4 servings – though you can of course downsize or upsize it to your liking. Continue reading

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