Grandmother Ada's Gingerbread-My Father's Favorite

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Kathleen Hagood

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Father's Day is near, so I thought of gingerbread. I began baking as a child, and this is one of the first things I baked. It was one of my father's two favorite things in the world. (See Mama's Blackberry Cobbler for the other.) No matter how I did, he always said my gingerbread was wonderful. I can't make this without crying because it was something that daddy and I shared, and I lost him in 2001. Daddy loved it with real butter slathered on it. (My mother got this recipe from her sister and I have never known who Grandmother Ada was, but she deserves credit for this terrific recipe.)

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One bite and we see why this was Kathleen's father's favorite gingerbread - it's amazing. Soft and fluffy with the perfect blend of spices. This would be great served as a light dessert or even a special snack. Definitely a memorable recipe! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
13 x 9 baking dish
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    sugar, granulated
  • 1 large
    egg, well beaten
  • 1 c
    molasses (we used dark)
  • 2 1/2 c
    sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger (I have never tried it with fresh grated.)
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    hot water

How to Make Grandmother Ada's Gingerbread-My Father's Favorite

About Grandmother Ada's Gingerbread-My Father's Favorite

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Father's Day
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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