HOT WATER GINGERBREAD

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Hot Water Gingerbread

This Hot Water Gingerbread is a recipe your family will love. Perfect for breakfast with coffee, dessert or just a snack anytime. Gingerbread is great during the holiday season.  Use the lemon glaze below or sprinkle with powdered sugar. This hot water gingerbread makes a wonderful gift.

Hot water gingerbread is an old-fashioned, classic recipe.

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 eggs

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.

Hot Water Gingerbread
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Hot Water Gingerbread

This delicious bread is a wonderful treat!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Hot Water Gingerbread
Servings: 9 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 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 eggs
  • 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

Lemon Glaze Topping

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 or more cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • 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 Instructions

  • Mix ingredients together with wire whisk and spread over hot gingerbread.

 
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