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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Cream the shortening and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Mix in the egg and molasses.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and blend.
Blend in the hot water.
Beat until smooth, making a very soft batter.
Pour into a greased 9x9 inch cake pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until gingerbread tests done.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread

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