Lynn demonstrates how to make an Old Fashioned Gingerbread that would be great for the Holidays for a dessert or snack.
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup molasses
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
Confectioners’ Sugar for sprinkling, if desired
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9″ square pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.
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