Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dark Gingerbread

If you're looking for something delicious to eat and you want your house to smell heavenly in a fallish-holiday type of way, then you should definitely give this dark gingerbread a try. It's a recipe my mom made when I was growing up. It's moist, flavorful and very enjoyable both hot and warm. It's currently in my oven and I'm planning on topping my piece with a spoonful of my favorite coconut whipped cream. I am so excited to be enjoying this recipe for dessert tonight!! If you have molasses on hand, you probably have all of the other ingredients already.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

½ cup shortening
½ cup sugar
1 egg
2 ½ cup flour
1 ½ teaspoon soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon cloves
1 cup dark molasses
1 cup hot water

Melt shortening. Cool. Add sugar and egg. Beat. Sift dry ingredients. Mix molasses and water. Add alternately with sifted dry ingredients to sugar mixture. Pour into 9x9x2 inches pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve with a dollop of whipping cream.

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