This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Jill, of Jill's blog. Thank you Jill, for choosing something which I may not have wanted to try myself, but which proved to be a nice surprise. The original recipe is actually called Cardamom crumb cake, but the only cardamom I had was old...very old. I realized this as I tried to break the primordial force that was sealing the jar shut. Never one to back down from a challenge, I finally removed the lid only to discover clumps of pasty powder.
So I used ginger instead. I also replaced the orange zest with clementine and subbed orange juice for coffee. The result was a moist, tight-crumb cake with a hint of spice and soft citrus undertones. This makes the perfect little late night snack or mid-morning treat (right after a run in 30F, windy conditions.) You can find the recipe by visiting Jill's blog.