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Old Gingerbread Recipe

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Rita Corvelli Meyers
Added: Tuesday, June 13, 2006


1 1/2 c sifted old purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
3/4 tsp allspice
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c boiling water
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c molasses
1 egg, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease botton of 8 or 9 inch square pan.
Sift flour with salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and allspice, in mixing bowl.
Combine sortening and boiling water.
Blend in brown sugar, molasses and egg.
Add dry ingredients gradually: mix thoroughly.
Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until gingerbread springs back when lightly touched in center.
While still warm, serve with tangy lemon sauce or sweetened whipped cream.

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My Mom is the only person I know who ever made gingerbread. It is so so good, all warm and comforting to the tummy.




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