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CoastLSUFan
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Gingerbread: A Shot in the Dark
I’m not sure if anyone here can help, but here goes.

I can remember eating at a place in downtown Baton Rouge in the mid-1990’s that had a darn good soup and salad bar for lunch. They also had some amazing homemade gingerbread. It was like a dark cake—not like the light-colored, puffy, pink-iced little cakes sold in convenience stores (also quite good) but like an actual sheet cake and with a strong taste of ginger and molasses. In the wintertime, that lunch really hot the spot.

I can’t even recall the name of that restaurant. (If I could, perhaps I could google the recipe.). I do remember that the restaurant turned into a bar at night—not like a night club but more like a laid-back, hang-out spot often featuring live music. It was also located on the northeast corner of an intersection downtown (I think).

I would appreciate any help you could give—whether you simply remember the name of that restaurant or have a gingerbread recipe that sounds like what I described above. Also, I’d like to know if that restaurant is still open and if they still serve that gingerbread. I’d love to stop by and have lunch there the next time I am in Baton Rouge. Thanks!


haricot rouge
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Baton Rouge, La
Member since Sep 2006
646 posts

re: Gingerbread: A Shot in the Dark
Soup or Salads. Then became Richoux’s.

Closed and location now is a Raising Cane...
This post was edited on 11/2 at 10:58 am


DoctorTechnical
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Birmingham
Member since Jul 2009
2182 posts

re: Gingerbread: A Shot in the Dark
Haricot's correct, although I remembered it as Souper Salad. Of all things, it's a kinda-fancy Raising Canes now. 302 3rd Street, under the Coca-Cola sign.

I don't recall their gingerbread, but from what you describe it sounds like the dark muffins you get at the end of the salad bar at Jason's deli. Those things are everywhere; maybe if one's near you they can help you with a recipe if you like em.


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Darla Hood
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Near that place by that other place
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Gingerbread: A Shot in the Dark
On the Souper Salad menu it's called Spice Rack Gingerbread. This person (Baking with Buttermilk Blog) claims this is a copycat recipe:

Souper Salad Copy Cat Recipe for Spice Rack Gingerbread


CoastLSUFan
Member since Nov 2010
312 posts

re: Gingerbread: A Shot in the Dark
Thank you! That’s probably very similar to the one I remember.


DoctorTechnical
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Birmingham
Member since Jul 2009
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re: Gingerbread: A Shot in the Dark
By the way, 'Coast, if you have not been back to downtown Baton Rouge since the 90's, you should still plan to check it out on your next visit. Cue the ubiquitous "you will not recognize it", but -- in a good way -- you won't. Enjoy.


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hungryone
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river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Gingerbread: A Shot in the Dark
Try making the gingerbread recipe printed on the Steens cane syrup bottle.


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haricot rouge
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Baton Rouge, La
Member since Sep 2006
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re: Gingerbread: A Shot in the Dark
quote:

On the Souper Salad menu it's called Spice Rack Gingerbread. This person (Baking with Buttermilk Blog) claims this is a copycat recipe:


Ate there often in the 90s. Made this last night. Tasty, but not as dense as the one from Souper Salads. More cake-like. May omit the baking soda next time.


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