Tuesday, March 29, 2011


And who doesn't enjoy warm, moist gingerbread with fresh whipped cream.  Very pleasing to the senses, the kitchen smells delicious. This recipe indicated in the cookbook it is 100 years old.  And still enjoyed today as much as it was when grandma made it all those years ago.  So thank you grandma for this delicious cake.  The finished cake was 2 1/4 inch high.  This recipe makes about 9 servings.

Old Fashioned Gingerbread
The Maine Collection
A Cookbook by the Portland Museum of Art
copyright 1993

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup molasses
1 cup hot tap water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x9 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, mix the softened butter with the sugar and mix. Add the beaten egg and mix again. Alternately add the sifted flour and all the spices with the molasses and hot tap water. Mix after each addition. Pour batter into the 9x9 inch baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes. Check after 35 minutes. I used a stoneware baking dish from Pampered chef and the gingerbread was done at about 40 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Just reading this recipe I can smell the wonderful aroma!