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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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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3504 Calories from Fat 984

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 111 g171.5%

Saturated Fat 27.9 g139.3%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 211.5 mg70.5%

Sodium 3245.3 mg135.2%

Total Carbohydrates 597 g199%

Dietary Fiber 12 g48.2%

Sugars 288.4 g

Protein 39 g78%

Vitamin A 5.4% Vitamin C 4.1%

Calcium 84.1% Iron 178.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Recipe