Posted on November 8, 2012 by The Southern Lady
This gingerbread is good for dessert, with coffee and as a snack anytime.
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup molasses (I used sorghum. Can use any molasses)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pour hot water over shortening. Add sugar and molasses and mix well with mixer. Add eggs and continue mixing. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt with a wire whisk and add to molasses mixture. Mix just till all ingredients are wet. Pour into a sprayed 9 x 9 inch pan and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until center is done. Makes about 9 servings. Can add a lemon glaze or whipped cream.
Lemon Glaze Topping
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 or more cups powdered sugar
Mix ingredients together with wire whisk and spread over hot gingerbread.
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