Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Old Fashioned Gingerbread
Recipe of Allrecipes.com - Modified
The house smelled heavenly while this was baking...

1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Greased and flour one 9 inch square pan. Cream together the sugar and butter or margarine. Add egg, and beat well. Mix in the molasses.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; add the hot water, and mix well.
Pour batter into pan and bake 45-50 minutes. Allow to cool in pan and serve.
This Recipe is A Keeper!..


  1. I baked this according to the directions on Allrecipes and it was too dry; I changed the directions from one hour to 45-50 minutes but since ovens vary, check it around 40 to be safe! :)

  2. Thank you for this yummy recipe. My family loves gingerbread and hard sauce. I don't have a family favorite recipe. If this is a keeper, I'll have to try this!