Friday, August 5, 2011


2 1/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
14 tsp salt
3/4 cup soft margarine
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup dark molasses

Place the flour, sugar, soda, baking powder, spices and salt in a mixing bowl; mix together well. Add the margarine, water, and molasses. Mix at low speed of an electric mixer until well blended, about a minute. Pour the batter into a lightly greased 10-inch cast iron skillet or a 9-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until the gingerbread springs bakc when lightly touched in the center.

Best served warm.

Yield: 12 servings

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