Monday, April 13, 2009


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup light molasses

1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup boiling water

Stir shortening to soften. Gradually add sugar, creaming until light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat thoroughly. 

Sift together dry ingredients; add to molasses mixture alternately with boiling water, beating well after each addition. 

Bake in a well-greased 8" x 8" x 2" pan at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm. 

This is wonderful with warm applesauce (spiced or plain) spooned over it. 

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