Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkin Gingerbread w/ Caramel Rum Sauce + More Bayou Boogie

With our first cool front blowing into Cajun country this morning, I was in the mood to bake and for a little taste of Fall. Here's a heavenly treat that will go well with your morning coffee or perfect for anytime you have an ahnvee for a little something sweet. It combines two of my favorite flavors, pumpkin and gingerbread, with an added taste sensation of a decadent caramel/rum sauce! Out of this world, cher! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Gingerbread w/ Caramel Rum Sauce
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp.'s baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp.'s ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup pumpkin, canned or fresh
1/2 cup Pet milk
1/4 cup molasses
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In medium bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. In large bowl, combine brown sugar and softened butter and beat with an electric mixer, on medium speed, until well blended and creamy. Add pumpkin, milk, molasses, eggs, and vanilla, and continue to beat, until well mixed. Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture, and beat until combined. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes. Cut into squares and serve with Caramel Rum Sauce. Cest bon, cher!

Caramel Rum Sauce

1 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tbs.'s light or dark rum
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Bring whipping cream to a light boil in large saucepan, over medium heat, stirring often. Add brown sugar and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, or until dissolved and smooth, stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in rum, butter, pecans, and vanilla. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Ladle over pumpkin gingerbread. Bon Appetit! 

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More Bayou Boogie

I've had a request for some more bayou boogie, more specifically, for some bayou boogie from Festival Acadiens et Creole, which is right around the corner! One of our biggest and best festivals, Festival Acadiens et Creole, celebrates all things Cajun and Creole, and has been called by many, a Cajun Woodstock. This year's festival will be held on October 8, 9, and 10, beginning in Downtown Lafayette on Oct. 8, and continuing on in Girard Park, on October 9 and 10. Here's a little clip that I took at last year's festival of one of my favorite bands, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas, just to give you an idea of how much fun is coming right up! For a complete schedule , click here. Let the good times roll, cher!

Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas


Rosaria Williams said...

Marguerite, this is too good for weeknights! Heck, you only live once; eat and dance today, cause who knows about tomorrow. Thanks for the sweet reminders, music and dessert, can't be passed up!

fuat gencal said...

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Joanne said...

I always enjoy seeing a slice of your great Louisiana life, Marguerite ... Good times :)

ellen abbott said...

I wanna live with you. You want to get married? It's only fair to warn you that I come with a man. But hey, 2 for 1, right?

Velva said...

You are right, this pumpkin gingerbread would be delightful with a cup of coffee. A really good cup of coffee.

T. said...

Oh yum. And you could gild this lily by making bread pudding with the leftovers. That is, if there are any leftovers....

A Kitchen Witch said...

and just when I thought I could swear off desserts. Ahhh. Oh well! ; ) I look forward to trying this one out...looks like a good Thanksgiving Day recipe to me. Merci~

Arlee Bird said...

I'll bet that caramel rum sauce with pecans would also be really good on vanilla ice cream.

Tossing It Out

California Girl said...

Good Morrning Marguerite! I should never read your blog first thing in the morning. Makes me hungry and I never have anything half as good as what you post.

mmmmmmmm gingerbread w/ carmel rum sauce.

Marguerite said...

lakeviewer- Merci for your lovely comment, cher! That is exactly why we live each day to the fullest, because we never know what tomorrow will bring. That way, no regrets.

Fuat- So nice to hear from you! Thanks for your sweet comment and for coming by!

Joanne- Thanks, cher, so glad you enjoy it! Always good times and lots more to come! Wish you were here!

ellen- lol, You crack me up! No room at the inn, right now, but maybe someday! Happy weekend!

Velva- Thanks, it is fab and I hope that you try it! Love this for breakfast with my Community French Roast!

T.- So glad to hear from you! Thanks, and you're right, there are never any leftovers with this sinful dessert! Have a great weekend!

Shammickite said...

With all these fabulous Cajun recipes, I wonder how the Cajun people manage to stay slim! I'm sure I'd weigh ten tons if I ate all those good things every day!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Can I have some more please? LOL ~ Eddie

Karen said...

Wow...your caramel rum sauce looks heavenly. What a great dish!

Drick said...

this is one that cannot be beat - love the combination and with the sauce, my goodness.... could eat that by the spoonful

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, my!!!!!!!!!! That looks soo delicious!!! I can hardly stand it!!! Yum, yum, yum!!! Gotta "steal" this recipe, for sure!!! Love you, lady!!!! ~Janine XO

Marguerite said...

KW- Now why would you want to do that? lol Thanks, glad you like it and you're right, it would be perfect for Thanksgiving! Enjoy! You're welcome!

Lee- I bet it would be fab on ice cream, too! It is so good that I could just eat it by the spoonfuls. lol Have a great weekend!

Cal. Girl- That is exactly why you need to make it, cher! Thanks, glad you like it and hope you try it! Merci for stopping by!

Shammickite- Great to hear from you! The video says it all, cher! We burn off all of the calories, dancing! Thanks for coming by!

Eddie- Only if you promise to be a good chap and give this recipe a try!! lol Happy weekend, cher!

Karen- Hi and welcome! So glad that you like it! It is sinfully delicious and I hope that you try it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cloudia said...


you're killin` me, Cheri

Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral

Terry said...

Does this ever look delish! I love this time of year..all the great foods and desserts...I'll be making this one! Now following your blog too! Have a nice weekend!

Kat said...

That pumpking gingerbread looks sinfully delicious!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just had a look at the video clip and think I recognise you dancing. Are you by any chance the lady wearing a tiara? LOL
Returning to the recipe - I think I will have a go at this creation and hope it does not end up as a burnt offering. I am much better at doing the Sunday Roasts LOL
Hope you had a wonderful weekend with lots of dancing and I really do think you deserve some red roses ~ hugs ~ Eddie

Chef Dennis Littley said...

your pumpkin gingerbread looks so very very good!! and your caramel run could go on just about anything and I would love it!!

Theres just life said...

I just gained 5 lbs reading this recipe, but who cares. These are also 2 of my favorites ginger and pumpkin what could be better.
I came over from Kittie's Blog and love your recipes. I am now a follower.
Now excuse me while I go fire up the toaster oven. My kitchen is down for repairs :(

Pat Tillett said...

You are killing me with these deserts! that looks so good...

Magic of Spice said...

Holly mother of all things delightful...I want some :)