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Everyday Gingerbread

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  Boiling water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (light)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 3⁄4 Teaspoon

1. Heat oven to 350°. Line a greased 8-inch square baking pan with waxed paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, pour boiling water over shortening; add sugar, molasses, and egg; beat well. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Add sifted dry ingredients to shortening mixture; beat until smooth.
3. Bake in center of oven for 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2538 Calories from Fat 968

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 110 g168.5%

Saturated Fat 27.5 g137.5%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg70.5%

Sodium 1997.5 mg83.2%

Total Carbohydrates 374 g124.6%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.6%

Sugars 194.5 g

Protein 26 g51.8%

Vitamin A 5.1% Vitamin C 0.65%

Calcium 62.8% Iron 101.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Everyday Gingerbread Recipe