My Grandmother's Ginger Bread Recipe

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My Grandmother's Ginger Bread

Sharon Colyer

By
@Cmom02

My grandmother mostly made pies, but this was one of the cakes or breads that she did make. I loved it and the sauces that she made with it. I have also added a couple of other sauces.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
shortening or unsalted butter
1/2 c
sugar
1 large
egg
1/2 c
molasses
1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour (prefer sifted)
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
to 3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp
to 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp
to 3/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 c
boiling water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan.
2
Cream shortening or unsalted butter with sugar, until light. Add egg and molasses; beat thoroughly.
3
Sift together or mix together dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture, alternately with the boiling water, beating after each addition.
4
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until tests done. Serve warm. It is really good with one of these sauces below.
5
BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE: 2/3 packed brown sugar; 1/4 cup water; 1 egg, slightly beaten; 1/4 cup butter; 1/3 cup light corn syrup

In a heavy saucepan, mix all ingredients. Cook, and stir, over low heat, until thick. Stir before using. Serve hot. Makes 1 cup.

VANILLA, LEMON, OR NUTMEG SAUCE: 1 cup sugar, 2 Tbs. cornstarch, 2 cups boiling water, 4 Tbs. butter, 2 tsps. vanilla extract OR 2 tsps. lemon juice with grated lemon rind, OR 2 tsps. ground nutmeg.

Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Gradually, stir in boiling water, and put on medium heat. Boil, 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in butter and flavoring. Serve hot. Makes 2 cups.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom