Well, it's been way too long,hasn't it? Sorry about my disappearance there for awhile, but sometimes life just plain gets in the way of what I want to be doing.
So, you see Lulu's Gingerbread is so good that one piece is all that's left! I baked this for my local weekly stitching group meeting this past Tuesday and it was SO well received that they all asked for the recipe! So, I figure it's only fair that I put it up on this blog as well!
Mum used to make this quite often when I was a kid. In my recipe file the card says it's from "Gramma Lulu". I looked in her recipe book she never wrote where she got the recipe from; she just wrote "very good"! I'll vouch for that as I've been eating it for well over 60 years now.
- 2 C. Flour
- 1-1/2 t. Baking Soda
- 1 t. ground Cinnamon
- 1 t. ground Ginger
- 1/2 t. ground Cloves
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 C. granulated sugar
- 1/2 C. Crisco shortening (I use 1/2 C. Crisco Oil instead)
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 C. Mild Molasses
- 1 C. very hot or boiling Water
1) Sift flour, soda, spices & salt onto wax paper and set aside.
2) In a bowl cream the sugar and oil (or shortening). Add egg and molasses & beat well.
3) Add the dry ingredients to bowl along with the water.
Pour into a prepared 8" square baking pan. I use the pan spray with flour in it. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
*This is very moist so if you remove it from the oven before the center is done, the center will fall. It won't be so pretty, but it still will taste AWESOME!
*I find the oil instead of the solid shortening seems to make it even more moist.
* Serve with whipped cream as shown or plain. Should serve 9 but how you cut it is up to YOU!