Ginger Bread (old recipe)

Marcia McCance

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@mmccance

My Mom loved recipes. She read them in magazines, exchanged them with friends, clipped, saved, and used them -- but she had so many that she might make something once or twice and then she would move on to other things. She had her regular staple dishes (as every one does) but every once in while she would make something fantastic.

I remember her making this recipe only once or twice but I fell in love with it. I knew I loved ginger bread because of this recipe.

It was soft, warm, spiced just right, and tasted good with a little butter spread on it, like bread.

My mouth is watering!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

SIFT TOGETHER AND SET ASIDE:

2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ginger
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
cloves

CREAM TOGETHER IN A BOWL:

1/2 c
butter
2/3 c
sugar
1 c
molasses

ADD:

2
whole eggs

GRADUALLY ADD, ALTERNATING WATER AND FLOUR MIXTURE,

1 c
hot water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F.
2
Sift together: flour, ginger, cinnamon and baking soda in medium bowl. Combine and set aside.
3
Beat butter, sugar and molasses in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth.
4
Add 2 whole eggs; beat well.
5
Gradually add flour mixture alternating with boiling water, beating on low speed after each addition.
6
Spoon batter into greased 9-inch square baking pan.
7
Bake 350 F, 30 minutes

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom
Hashtag: #Gingerbread