"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1 1/2 cup dark molasses 1 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup cold water 1/3 cup shortening 7 cups flour 1 tsp.. allspice 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. allspice 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. ground cloves 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Mix and cover. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough 1/4 " thick on a floured board. Cut with a floured 2 1/2 " gingerbread cutter. Place 2' apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake until no indentation when touched.
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