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Our Best Gingerbread

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

1. Sift flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt onto wax paper.
2. In a large bowl, beat shortening with sugar, until fluffy; beat in molasses and egg.
3. Stir in flour mixture, half at a time, just until blended; beat in hot water until smooth. Pour into a well-greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
4. Bake in a moderate oven (350°) 30 minutes or until center springs back when lightly pressed with fingertip.
5. Leave in pan to cool on a wire rack, or let cool 10 minutes, then loosen around edge with a knife and turn out onto rack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Servings: 
4

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