12/10/11

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

I love trying new recipes and baking up delicious treats to try for the first time but sometimes I crave traditional, old fashioned desserts like I imagine my grandmother used to make. I made this gingerbread on a particularly blustery Fall day a few weeks ago and it was an extremely comforting treat to eat while the weather outside was frigid, windy, and rainy.

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 cup molasses
1 egg
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch square pan or an 9 inch spring foam pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in egg and mix in the molasses. 3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. 4. Stir in hot water. Pour into prepared pan. 5. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. Remove from the spring foam pan or allow to cool in the square pan before serving. 7. I also made a quick caramel sauce for the cake by boiling 1/2 cup butter, with 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons water for 1 minute.

20 comments:

  1. Looks deliecious! I'll try!

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  2. that looks so good!!
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  3. Looks great!I bet it was delicious!

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  4. You make the yummiest things! I am going to give this one a try as soon as the weather cools down from 30 degree celcius!

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  5. yum! i love gingerbread and this looks delicious. my mom makes amazing gingerbread cookies with royal icing. and my girlfriend makes a delicious gingerbread loaf. yum!

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  6. I love gingerbread! This sounds (and looks!) delicious.

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  7. Looks incredible! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it!

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  8. Yum! I've never attempted to make gingerbread before - now I may have to try!

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  9. i've never made gingerbread! my mom always did for us as kids. i had some today in fact...
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  10. This style of gingerbread is my favorite. I love the idea of topping it with caramel sauce!!

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  11. Oh, this looks really yummy! I've never made gingerbread before but I would love to give it a try :)

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  12. This looks so amazing! I love the smell of ginger bread but I've never made it before! I need to try this

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  13. Oh I absolutely love ginger bread. I've never tried making it on my own though, I always let my mom do it. This year maybe it's my turn ; )

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