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Gingerbread (VRP 012)



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Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 1/2 cup enriched flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger


  1. Pour water over shortening
  2. Add sugar, molasses and egg
  3. Beat well
  4. Add sifted dry ingredients
  5. Beat until smooth
  6. Pour into greased 8" square pan
  7. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 35 minutes



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