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Gingerbread

4.00 avg. rating (80% score) - 1 vote

Gingerbread

A good, basic gingerbread. The recipe makes a lot, but can be halved and baked in an 8- or 9-inch square pan.

Yield: Serves 12-14.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling water

Instructions

Cream shortening and molasses; add egg. Stir in dry ingredients and mix well. Add boiling water, and mix. Bake in greased 1 3x9-inch pan at 350 degrees F for half an hour or until done. Serve hot with whipped cream.
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