|All purpose flour||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Salt||1 3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Baking powder||2 1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Ginger||1 1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Cloves||1 1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Cinnamon||1 1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Soda||1 3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Buttermilk||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
Sift flour, salt, baking powder and spices together.
Cream shortening, sugar and soda; blend in molasses.
Stir in 1/2 cup flour mixture.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add butter- milk alternately with remaining flour mixture.
Beat for 30 seconds.
Turn into greased and floured baking pan.
Bake in 350-degree oven for 50 minutes.
Cool; cut into squares.
Top with whipped cream and apple- sauce if desired.