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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

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An old-fashioned gingerbread recipe. Scroll down to see more gingerbread recipes and sauce recipes.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk (1 teaspoon vinegar and enough milk to make 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup hot water

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°. Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Stir in melted butter, molasses, egg, and buttermilk or sour milk. Beat in hot water. Pour batter into a generously greased and floured 8-inch square pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until cake springs back when lightly touched with finger.
Serve gingerbread with whipped cream or lemon sauce.

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 1 out of 5
, Member e.black

Don't know what happened but this proved to be much too dense and too strong of molasses. Also it sank in the middle. First time I've had that happen. I grew up on gingerbread in New England, making it often for many years but lost original recipe, so here I was on line trying to find one I thought might work. So sorry it didn't.

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