Gingerbread Recipe

Gingerbread Recipe

½ cup shortening

½ cup sugar

1 large egg

2 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

½ teaspoon cloves

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup molasses

1 cup hot water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8”x8”x2” greased pan with greased wax paper. Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Add the egg and beat well. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Combine the molasses and water; add alternately with the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in the pan and then remove to a cooling rack. This is good left plain or frosted if desired.

Source: “Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook”, Meredith Publishing Company, 1965

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