Never Fail Gingerbread

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Never Fail Gingerbread
Fri, 03-14-2008 - 6:58am
Never Fail Gingerbread

You can mix it all, pour it into the pan and freeze. Then when you want some, simply pull it out of the freezer and bake it.


1/2 cup water, boiling
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
3/4 tsp. ginger
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 1/2 cup flour


Pour boiling water over shortening and stir. Add brown sugar, molasses, and egg. Sift the remaining ingredients and then add to the liquids. Beat with a mixer until smooth. Bake in a greased 8x8 pan at 350° for about 35 minutes; until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into center. If it is frozen, place it in the cold oven (don't pre-heat) and then set the oven to 350°. (This defrosts it more gradually so that it still cooks correctly.) It will take about 45-50 minutes to cook. Again, check with a toothpick.

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