Ginger Bread (old recipe)

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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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

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Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Ginger Bread (old recipe)

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

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About Ginger Bread (old recipe)

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




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