gingerbread (old recipe)

★★★★★ 7
a 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 not overly sweet and heavenly. We made it extra special by serving with sweetened whipped cream. A perfect recipe for the holiday season.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 7
serves 10-12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For gingerbread (old recipe)

  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 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 oven to 350°F. Sift together: flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda in a medium bowl. Combine and set aside.
  • Mixing wet ingredients together.
    Beat butter, sugar, and molasses in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth.
  • Adding eggs to the batter.
    Add 2 whole eggs; beat well.
  • Adding water and flour to the batter.
    Gradually add flour mixture alternating with boiling water.
  • Batter ingredients completely incorporated.
    Beat on low speed after each addition.
  • Batter poured into a baking dish.
    Spoon batter into greased 9x13-inch square baking pan.
  • Gingerbread baking in the oven.
    Bake 350 for 30 minutes.