GINGERBREAD(D) USENET Cookbook GINGERBREAD(D)
SOFT GINGER BREAD
GINGERBREAD - Traditional gingerbread, soft and chewy
I got this recipe from a college roommate, who got it from
INGREDIENTS (makes 1 pan gingerbread)
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking soda (That's SODA, not POWDER)
1 cup water (boiling)
1 cup blackstrap molasses
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
2 3/4 cups
2 eggs (large)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup diluted milk (half milk and half water)
(1) Preheat oven to 350 deg. F
(2) Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl big
enough to hold the entire recipe.
(3) Dissolve the baking soda in 1 cup boiling water.
Add that mixture, and the molasses, salt, ginger,
cinnamon, and flour to the butter-sugar cream.
Mix only until moistened and evenly distributed.
(4) Lightly beat the eggs, then add them to the bowl
and beat the complete mixture well.
(5) Grease a 9x13 shallow baking pan (or a 10-inch
round casserole dish). Pour the mixture into the
dish. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a poked
toothpick comes out clean.
(6) Mix the powdered sugar and the diluted milk
together to form an icing, and brush on to the
Serve warm! You can make a refreshing variation on this
basic recipe by replacing 1 cup of the flour with whole-
wheat flour, reducing the sugar to 1/2 cup and increasing
the molasses to 1 1/4 cups
Difficulty: easy. Time: 20 minutes plus baking and cooling
time. Precision: measure the ingredients.
Loretta Guarino Reid, guarino@decwrl
DEC Western Software Laboratory
Palo Alto, California
From: jon@msunix (Jonathan Hue)
Subject: RECIPE: extravagant gingerbread
Date: 9 May 86 06:15:50 GMT
Organization: Lockheed Missiles and Space, Sunnyvale, CA
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