Today is “reveal day” for our group of the Secret Recipe Club, created by Amanda of Amanda's Cookin'. The club has grown so quickly that Amanda has had to create four different SRC groups, and we are in Group C. Each month, the participants are assigned a blog to try a recipe from, but the bloggers don't know who has their blog until reveal day (which is today!). It's really fun both to try other foodies' recipes and to see what they do with your own.
Our November assignment was The Avid Appetite, written by food lover Rachel, who has tons of great recipes on her blog, from savory to sweet. One that really caught our eye was the recipe for making gingerbread coffee syrup. Rather than paying ridiculous prices for specialty coffee drinks, Rachel offers ideas on how to make them at home. This particular one was calling our name as we enter the chilly holiday season. We know it will be great for Thanksgiving morning when we're out with the rest of the neighborhood watching the Manchester Road Race (in its 75th year!).
Not being fans of sugar substitutes, the only "substitute" we made to Rachel's recipe was to use real brown sugar rather than Splenda. Sweet, warm and full of gingerbread spiciness, this coffee reminded us of the coziness of the holidays, and is one we'll make again and again.
3 tablespoons molasses
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
coffee, prepared the way you like it
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine molasses, brown sugar, waer, cinnamon and ginger. Continue cooking, stirring often, until mixture thickens and has a syrupy consistency, about five minutes. Meanwhile, prepare hot (or iced!) coffee the way you like it. Add two tablespoons of gingerbread syrup to coffee, stir well and enjoy by a warm fire.
What a great twist on coffee! And, perfect for the chilly weather. Great pic for this month!
LOVE this recipe. I'm trying it this morning. Seriously. Great SRC pick.
If I hadn't had all the coffee I allow myself already today, I'd be rummaging through the cabinet for the molasses! Great pick for the reveal. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Nice! This would be one terrific cup to wake up to!
This looks fab! I miss seeing that race :-)
Divine and cozy, I can imagine the aroma that must come off that cup of coffee! Bet it would be good with some rum in it...yeah I'm a boozer around the holidays.
BUZZ! That sounds so delicious!!
Oh this looks so good. Especially today (It is actually starting to cool down here in Montreal.
oooo I wish I had some now!
What a lovely treat, nice for a chilly day.
Sounds delicious! You can never go wrong with gingerbread!
How funny, I just made some of this the other day. It's wonderful! You can easily turn it into pumpkin spice coffee or latte by altering the recipe a little (see my blog if you want the recipe).
I was trying to think how I could set it up as a Christmas gift for people. I guess put the molasses in a little container?? Any ideas?
What a great beverage for holiday parties!
This is so good paired with hot drinks, now im craving. :)
This looks fantastic! I really want to learn how to make flavored coffee at home so I can stop spending so much money at Starbucks!! :)
Yum! And I was just thinking I needed to find some recipes for flavored creamers for all the holiday gatherings coming up, gingerbread sounds so good! Great SRC pick!
Oh you guys....what a great choice! I love gingerbread lattes...but hate paying the price for them no matter how good they are! What a great recipe to share. I can smell and taste it now! : )
How cute! I love the idea of sprucing up coffee for the holidays!
beautiful twist to the coffee, love to try it out..., good choice for SRC at this time of the weather...
Beautiful photos! I'm so happy that you made this recipe and enjoyed it :) And I'm so excited to have found your blog!!
Love the sound of this coffee! You chose a great recipe for the Secret Recipe club. Here is what I cooked up from group C: http://su.pr/1HICCz :)
This coffee sounds absolutely divine!!!
very nice post
good work well done
Oh yum! I just finished my first cup of coffee. Going to make this right now for my second :)
Yum! I love the molasses base. I've only ever made gingerbread coffee using a simple syrup made with ginger and other spices. I will have to try this!
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