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Recipe

Gingerbread


Ingredients

1 1/2 C sifted flour
1/2 Tsp salt
3/4 Tsp baking soda
1 Tsp ginger
3/4 Tsp cinnamon
1/4 Tsp cloves
1/2 C shortening or unsalted butter
1/2 C firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 Egg
1/2 C molasses
1/2 C boiling water

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift the flour with salt, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.

Cream shortening with brown sugar, then add egg and beat well. Combine molasses with boiling water and stir into creamed mixture. Add dry ingredients and beat just until smooth.

Pour into greased 8 inch square pan. Bake until done, for approximately 35 minutes. Test with toothpick or knife until it comes out clean.

Avoid over-baking until it's too dry. But if it does end up dry, double the frosting! Serve warm with frosting (see my recipe below), applesauce, or whipped cream sweetened to taste with powdered sugar.

This summer I made this easy old fashioned gingerbread my mom and grandmother used to make. It was well requested for dessert one evening, even without my explanation of how molasses is good for you! I iced it with a cup of powdered sugar mixed with 2 tsp melted butter, enough coffee cream to make a frosting, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and a pinch of salt.

Run run as fast as you can...to catch the last piece of this gingerbread in the pan!

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