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Everyday Gingerbread

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Ingredients
  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
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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