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Great Grandmother's Gingerbread Recipe

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From Hilda's Cookbook


1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1 ts[ cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 1/3 cup sifted flour
1 cup hot water

Sift all dry ingredients and add to shortening, molasses, egg and hot water.


Sauce for Gingerbread

2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter

Cook until thick, pour over gingerbread when ready to serve

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Not sure if this was Hilda's great grandmothers gingerbread or just the name of the recipe. If it is it would be most likely maybe her grandmother's recipe. Her name was Olina and is buried in the cemetery just before you go into Peninsula State Park in Ephraim. It is the Lutheran Cemetery. Her husband Even was killed in a logging accident in Ephraim and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Ephraim Moravian Cemetery. They were Lutheran upon arriving in Ephraim but when Even died the Lutherans didn't have a Cemetery yet so he was buried in the Moravian Cemetery.




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