This recipe for Gingerbread, by Beverlee Ertel, is from Eating Under a Tree,
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1/2 c. shortening 1/2 c. sugar 1 egg 1/2 c. light molasses 1 1/2 c. flour 3/4 tsp. salt 3/4 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 c. boiling water
Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add egg and molasses; beat thoroughly. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating after each addition. Bake in a greased and lightly floured 8x8" pan at 350º for 35 to 40 minutes.
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