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Our Best Gingerbread

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs), sifted
  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) (soft)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Lightly grease 13X9X2-inch layer cake pans.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, sift together flour, soda, ginger, cinnamon, and salt.
4) In a large mixer bowl beat shortening with sugar until fluffy.
5) While still beating add in the molasses and egg.
6) Gradually add in flour mixture, half at a time, beating just until blended.
7) Stir in hot water until smooth.
8) Transfer the flour mixture into a baking pan.
9) Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in cakes comes out clean.
10) Place the pan over a wire racks and allow to cool the layers for 10 minutes

FINALIZING
11) Using knife loosen the cake around the edges and turn out onto wire rack.
12) Slice the cake into big squares and serve warm or cold, plain or with desired topping
13) 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.

SERVING
14) Cut into big squares; serve warm or cold, plain or with a topper of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Ginger
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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