New England Gingerbread
|Lard||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Packed brown sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Molasses||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Sifted all purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Ginger||1 1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Boiling water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sweetened whipped cream||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)|
Heat oven to .550 degrees.
Crease a 9-inch square cake pan.
Add sugar and continue creaming until well blended.
Beat in molasses and egg.
Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt together into first mixture.
Add soda to boiling water and stir to blend.
Add to previous mixture and beat to blend.
Batter will be fairly thin.
Pour into prepared pan and bake 30 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in the center.
Serve warm or cold with whipped cream.