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Old 03-22-2006, 09:06 AM
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as posted by barbszy in WFD 01/06:

Grandma Brown's Gingerbread

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup molasses
1 cup boiling water
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp ginger
3 tsp cinnamon
  1. Grease well either a 9 x 13 baking pan or two 9-inch round pans.
  2. Cut a piece of parchment or waxed paper to fit bottom of pan.
  3. Cream sugar and shortening together.
  4. Mix dry ingredients together.
  5. Add the molasses and boiling water to the sugar and shortening mixture, then slowly add dry ingredients to this mixture; mixing well between each addition.
  6. Beat eggs well.
  7. Add into mixture last.
  8. Pour into prepared pan (s).
  9. Bake at 350 or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (check after 20 minutes, should take longer).
  10. Best when served warm with fresh whipped cream, but delicious any time.
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