Monday, April 19, 2010
Did you know there are two different kinds of cocoa powder? Alkalized (Dutch processed) cocoa and natural cocoa. I learned all about it since I had the wrong kind in my cupboard and had to go out and buy alkalized cocoa powder for this recipe. At first I thought of just substituting, but after researching the differences I realized they are very different cocoas.
The directions again were simple and I ,of course, had to throw in a bit of scatter brained-ness to make things interesting. I was quickly trying to complete this recipe while the girls napped and I read the directions very quickly. I totally forgot the spices (ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg)! Luckily, the bread had only been in the oven for about 3 minutes when I realized my mistake. I scooped the batter back into the Kitchenaid and added the spices.