Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday - November 25, 2008


Now that it's getting cold, it's time for traditional fall foods. Today, I'm going to share with you my gingerbread recipe. I made it last week and it lasted all of two days! We eat it for breakfast, snacks, and dessert.

  • 1 cup shortening (I use butter-flavored Crisco. In a pinch, butter will work)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (Alton Brown says to always sift your flour, but I don't always.)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • smidge of ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream shortening and sugar till light.
  • Add egg and molasses; beat thoroughly.
  • Sift together dry ingredients. Add to creamed mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition.
  • Baked in greased and lightly floured (or sprayed with non-stick spray) 9x13-inch pan at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or till done.
  • Last time I made this, it seemed to bake rather slowly and took about 55 minutes to bake. It is done when a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Enjoy this yummy recipe! Check out Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday for more great recipes. Happy Thanksgiving!!


Live.Love.Eat said...

Sounds great!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy TMTT!!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Thanks for the great recipe. Thanks for participating in TMTT, today. Happy Thanksgiving.