Used in 30 recipes at an average of 1.787%.
Gingerbread is some strong stuff, so use sparingly, even this might be too much. The actual recipe I was inspired by calls for Walnuts, but I improvised and added 2 different nuts. Meringue for sweetness, and Liquid amber to bake the pears. Finished with a splash of VBIC on top. So far it's held up to a few days steep, still got that cooked pear taste on top with gingerbread adding some of that spice.
So I've been in the holiday mood, and I've seen multiple Gingerbread recipes out there, but whenever I tried to make them they were just way too potent and harsh, a little off putting. /u/billgarmsarmy from Reddit has a Gingerbread recipe that I started with, it had a really good base to it, so I incorporated that into mine. He used 5% of the Gingerbread by TFA which I think was waaaaayyyyy too much. I toned it down a shit ton, and I really like it. I also used /u/meanrockSD's idea of using chai tea for a more creamy, almost like a glaze of icing on the top of the cookie as well as Brown Sugar for a little more moisture and sweetness. It just fits really well. After tasting a longer steeped version, the Chai Tea is pretty distinct, and without the heavy gingerbread % I decided to just cut it out completely. The AP might be unnecessary, but I think it adds a little more breadiness to the whole thing.
JF Bavarian Cream can be swapped at same % for TFA Bavarian Cream, it's just what I was working with.
An alternate version:
Add TFA Peppermint - .75%
Increase Gingerbread to 1.75%
Add LA Cream Cheese Icing - 1%
For a pepperminty Gingerbread!
You can S&V it, but it may have some balance issues, give it a few days and it should be nicely mixed and tasty! Happy Holidays!
So I mixed together a recipe by /u/billgarmsarmy, along with /u/HeadlessMami's "Ugg Juice" both from reddit, because I felt like these both had good components, but were just lacking slightly. I changed around some percentages, and came out with this. It's pretty delicious, but I'm thinking the gingerbread could be brought down just a tad along with the HS Pumpkin Pie, but I like where both of them are at personally.
It's rich in pumpkin flavor as well as spices! It takes around 3-5 days for it to come together, but it just keeps getting better and better with time. HS Pumpkin Pie tastes really odd at first, but definitely becomes rich and full of pumpkin goodness.
I'm conflicted in putting this as an original recipe, because I used two others to get to this point, so I'm just going to leave that off, even though I feel like it is, there's definitely no debate it was inspired.