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Old Fashioned Gingerbread (VRP 012)

Old Fashioned Gingerbread (VRP 012)

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Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar, white
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup light molasses
  • 1 cp hot water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoons cloves


  1. Cream shortening and sugar
  2. Add egg
  3. Beat well
  4. Combine molasses and water
  5. Add alternatively
  6. Whisk the dry ingredients
  7. Pour into well greased 9 x 12 or 9" pan
  8. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 50 - 60 minutes
  9. Serve warm

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

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