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Grandmother'S Gingerbread

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Ingredients
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Crisco 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350°
2. Prepare the citrus fluff by beating one 1 egg well.
3. Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon grated orange peel, 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and mix well. Cook this mixture over low heat till it is thickened. This will take five minutes.
4. Cool thoroughly and fold in one cup whipping cream. Set aside to chill again. Garnish with a twist of orange and set aside till required

MAKING
5. In a large bowl, tip in the brown sugar, Crisco, egg and molasses and blend well
6. In a large bowl, tip in the flour, salt, soda, baking powder, spices and gradually blend well.
7. Add the molasses to the pan blend well. Add hot water carefully and blend well.
8. Pour this into a 9x9x2-inch baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes till done.

SERVING
9. Garnish with citrus fluff and serve warm with the bowl of citrus fluff on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Occasion: 
Christmas
Ingredient: 
Ginger
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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