Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

This is everyone’s holiday favorite, even the busy cook’s, because it is so easy to make.

Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Ingredients

  • 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 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup hot water

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan.

    2 In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.

    3 In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.

    4 Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.

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