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gingerbread (old recipe)

(7 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Marcia McCance
Stone Mountain, GA

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 everyone does) but every once in a 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 gingerbread 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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is one of those old-fashioned recipes with simple ingredients. It's delicious and tastes of Christmas. The gingerbread is soft, tender, and full of spices. The bread is heavenly - not overly sweet. We made it extra special by serving it with sweetened whipped cream. A perfect recipe for the holiday season.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(7 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For gingerbread (old recipe)

  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
  • 2/3 c
  • 1 c
  • 2
    whole eggs
  • 1 c
    hot water

How To Make gingerbread (old recipe)

  • Sifting dry ingredients into a bowl.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda in a medium bowl. Combine and set aside.
  • Mixing wet ingredients together.
    In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and molasses with an electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth.
  • Adding eggs to the batter.
    Add the eggs; beat well.
  • Adding water and flour to the batter.
    Gradually add the flour mixture alternating with the boiling water.
  • Batter ingredients completely incorporated.
    Beat on low speed after each addition.
  • Batter poured into a baking dish.
    Spoon the batter into the greased pan.
  • Gingerbread baking in the oven.
    Bake for 30 minutes.