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Friday, April 29, 2016


How to make Gingerbread Recipe - The original gingerbread baked in early Colonial days was quite like a cookie dough.

Makes 12 servings

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon each baking soda, salt and freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup each water, vegetable oil and dark molasses
2 eggs
Lemon-Butter Sauce, see below
Whipped Cream

Lemon-Butter Sauce:
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 350F (175C).

Grease a 13" x 9" baking pan. In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients. Beat at medium speed 3 minutes or by hand. Pour into greased baking pan.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. While cake bakes, prepare Lemon-Butter Sauce. Pour boiling sauce over hot cake immediately as you remove it from oven.

Serve warm with whipped cream.

To prepare Lemon-Butter Sauce:
In a small saucepan, combine ingredients for sauce. Bring to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves.
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