Gingerbread

Gingerbread

"My grandmother first made this gingerbread over 100 years ago. It was inexpensive, and the ingredients were always on hand. I remember that the kitchen smelled like heaven when Grandmother baked her gingerbread. The only thing better was when she took it out of the oven and served it with a generous topping of fresh whipped cream!"
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  1. Combine egg, sugar, molasses, butter and water; mix well. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, ginger and salt; add molasses mixture. Beat until well mixed. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Serve warm with whipped cream.

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My friend and I made these as Christmas gifts. We substituted milk for the water and we added 1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of clove. We made them in mini bundt pans - we were able ...

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I only had regular, not light, molasses and I think it must have affected the flavour a lot even though I didn't use the full 1/2 c. I'm disappointed in the taste but the texture and everything ...

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My friend and I made these as Christmas gifts. We substituted milk for the water and we added 1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of clove. We made them in mini bundt pans - we were able ...

Gave it 4 stars because I made some changes. Original review done first time I baked it (11/4/11). Revised 11/10 after baking two times. Cake very moist w/ light texture (great!). First time, I ...

I used wholewheat flour instead of all purpose, milk instead of water. This one is a keeper, easy and delicious cake. Thanks for sharing.

I gave this four rather than five because I felt it needed a few more spices. I added cinnamin, nutmeg and a pinch of ground clove. It was delicious... and would definitely make this again! A...

I added an extra 1/4 cup of flour to make batter thicker and turned them into cookies. I baked them at 350 for 10 minutes and they turned out AMAZING!! They were soft and chewey. For anyone who ...

An easy recipe perfect for when you want to bake gingerbread, but don't feel like making a special trip to the grocery store for special ingredients. This recipe doesn't yield quite the spici...

This was really fantastic!I added milk instead of water,like many people.I also added in 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon,as well as 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg.It was quite delicious,moist,and soft. Even...

My family loves this bread! It stayed moist for over a week!

I've made this twice and it was great both times. The second time I added additional spices as recommended by others (1-1/2 tsp cinnamon, pinch of ground cloves, 1/2 tsp nutmeg), and it was bett...

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