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Old Fashioned Gingerbread Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Gingerbread, by , is from COOKING WITH GRANDMOTHER AND OTHERS, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Freida Holland
Added: Sunday, November 16, 2008


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
1 cup hot water

Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Add molasses. Mix all dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Begin and end with flour mixture alternating with hot water. Pour mixture into lightly greased 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Serve with whipped cream




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