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Panamanian Gingerbread (Yiyimbre)

Chris Halbinger

"This is a simple recipe for ginger bread. It is sold mostly in the Chiriqui province of Panama and is very popular. It uses fresh ginger so the flavor is hot and delicious. Try it with a glass of warm milk!"
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Ingredients

3 h 15 m servings 127 cals
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Original recipe yields 70 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 127 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease and flour a 15x20-inch baking dish. Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.
  2. Mix together the shortening, ginger, and molasses until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until no dry lumps remain. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes. Cut into 2-inch squares. Cool 2 to 3 more hours before serving.

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Reminds me of home! My nanny was from Bocas del Toro and she use to make it adding: 4 egg yokes 8 oz of butter instead of vegetable shortening 10 oz of sugar For added flavor I also sprinkle so...

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bad reciepe for bread, no liquid or egg, only one binder which is a small amount. I added 1 whipped egg whites, 1 egg yolk and a tsp of milk and it came out better - still was too chewy though d...

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Reminds me of home! My nanny was from Bocas del Toro and she use to make it adding: 4 egg yokes 8 oz of butter instead of vegetable shortening 10 oz of sugar For added flavor I also sprinkle so...

bad reciepe for bread, no liquid or egg, only one binder which is a small amount. I added 1 whipped egg whites, 1 egg yolk and a tsp of milk and it came out better - still was too chewy though d...

Are there supposed to be eggs in this recipe??? Mine came out flat as a pancake and dense as a brick and slightly scorched 34 minutes in the oven. Is the temperature correct??? Very disappoin...

Really good! I would definitely make it again!

I wanted to like this. I read the reviews before making it, and added apple sauce to moisten it and give it a little more lift. It has a good taste, but still needs a little "something", and it ...

I love this RECIPE!

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