Brown Butter Ginger Bread Men

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I made you something.

It has a head.

And two arms.

And it’s delicious.

Are you worried? -Don’t be.


I made you a gingerbread man. Actually I made you 12 Ginger Bread Men. The more men the better, what can I say.

He’s tall – dark – rich and molassesy, and 2 more golden words Brown Butter. What more can you ask for in a man ;)


Now that’s the kind of man that I could do with over the holiday season, the only thing I need now is to find one that will do my dishes!!

Brown Butter Ginger Bread Men

1 2/3 Cup Flour

1 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tbsp Ground Ginger powder

1 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Tsp Nutmeg

1/2 Tsp Ground Clove

1 Tsp Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Sugar

1 Large Egg

1/2 Cup Molasses

1/2 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Boiling Water

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract



Preheat oven to 350 oc and prepare your gingerbread mold.

Over medium heat, add your butter to a sauce pan. Allow to brown until the butter stops sizzeling ( approximately 7 minutes). You should hear a little sizzle and pop – don’t worry, this is normal. The water is escaping from the butter. Remove from heat, and allow to cool.


In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground clove and sea salt.

Add egg, molasses and vanilla.

Last, add the boiling water and your brown butter.


Mix and pour into your prepared pan.

Bake for 30 minutes.


Stay sweet good looking people of blog land, I hope you’re all well on your way to a very merry and brown buttery Christmas


Sunday’s With Joy : Brown Butter Blueberry Cake

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There’s something major going down…

Right now

Right here

It’s happening and I’m positive there’s not much anyone can do about it.

Children of the playground – – Im talking about a revolution!!

Every man – woman – child – young and old … they are all uniting in their love and efforts towards a single cause


This stuff is taking over the world and in the words of Miss Katy Perry … I liked it.

Seriously, if you haven’t ever had brown butter … wake up and smell the nutty liquid gold.

Remember last week’s Sunday with Joy how I raved about how amazing and cool Joy, of Joy the Baker is … well, now I’m convinced she’s an angel – – she compared brown butter to heaven – – and to put it politely this woman knows her glorious goodies :)

This week I have some more joy to sprinkle into your life.

Dear I say, this week’s recipe was better than last … hard to believe … I know

- – but this one deserves a HOLY MOTHER OF YUM accolade!!

Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins …. made into a cake :D

It’s pretty much crack in muffin form … and  because I know I have no sort of self-restraint, and while making the recipe, wanted to drink the brown butter all on its own … I made this recipe into cake instead. And then  I quickly gave it away.

… well sort of. I took it to a dinner party … and had a slice ( maybe two).

You’ll notice that I haven’t posted the recipe to this little beauty – – that because I NEED you to buy Joy’s book. Even if you just get it for this recipe alone





Buuuuyyyy iiiittt … hey, good idea – – buy it for your mom for mommy’s day, use it and then share the goodies. Can you say, DOUBLE WHAMMY!! 

Getting back to the buttery-business.. I made a couple of changes to joys recipe…

She made muffins – – I made her recipe into a cake

She used Granulated Sugar – – I ran out, so I used brown sugar

She used Vanilla – – I ran out ( I know you’re thinking, what kind of baker am I – – and I honestly have no idea :( ) I used almond extract.

Other than those teenie-tiny details, this loveliness is pure J.O.Y :)

Brown Butter Blueberry Cake


Enjoy sweethearts, have a joyful week