Gingerbread with Warm Lemon Sauce
1 clight brown sugar
1 cgreen label molasses
1 1/2 ccold brewed black coffee
1heaping teaspoon baking soda dissolved in the black coffee
1/2 ccrisco or butter, softened
1/2 tspground cloves
How to Make Gingerbread with Warm Lemon Sauce
- Prepare a square baking pan. Spray with cooking spray and flour it just a bit.
Mix sugar, Crisco (or butter) and molasses together.
In a separate bowl, mix flour and spices together.
Then mix all together and blend in the black coffee which has baking soda in it.
Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, and bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.
- Lemon Sauce
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup lemon juice
In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir well.
Gradually whisk or stir in the lemon juice and add 2-1/2 cups water. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat when boiling, and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened and clear..... about 2-3 minutes or so.
Remove from heat, and serve warm (best) or cold, if you prefer, over the gingerbread.
(If you desire, you can grate about 1 teaspoon of lemon rind and stir into sauce for a little extra zing!)