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Gingerbread

Hot Water Gingerbread

From The Purity Cookbook [2001 reprint of the 1967 edition], pp 90-91

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cream together:

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup lightly-packed brown sugar

Add:

1 egg

Beat until light.

Blend or sift together:

1.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon

add pinches of other spicy spices (nutmeg, allspice, cloves)  to your taste; grated fresh ginger would add a nice zing.

Combine:

1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup hot water

Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternately with the molasses
and hot water. Blend until well combined. Pour batter into greased 8″
square pan. Bake in preheated 350F oven for 40-45 minutes. That’s it: makes loads of dirty dishes, but it’s relatively simple. And smells divine when it’s baking. Serve with lemon sauce or lemon curd, or whipped cream as in pic below.

Image

Not my pic: found here … http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cakegingerbread.jpg

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