Teff flour is a soft, almost-fluffy whole-grain flour with an intense nuttiness that makes it excellent for baking. But the beauty of fresh gingerbread is finding the perfect texture--delicate yet dense--so we add a bit of hearty whole-wheat flour to give this treat a heftier, more winter-worthy base. Stout beer adds a pleasantly earthy bitterness that complements the molasses, fresh ginger, and cinnamon; any frothy leftovers will pair nicely with a still-warm baked square. If you don't have any stout on hand, simply use 1/4 cup additional buttermilk instead.
4 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 1 cup)
2.38 ounces teff flour (about 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup oatmeal stout beer (such as Samuel Smith)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 large egg
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
Est. added sugars 15g
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Whisk together flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk, molasses, oil, beer, granulated sugar, ginger, and egg in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture, whisking just until blended.
Pour batter into an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 45 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle gingerbread with powdered sugar; cut into 12 squares.
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