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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Old Fashioned Gingerbread

I had only had gingerbread once that I can remember and
it was years ago.  So when I made up my Winter Fun To Do List,
I thought it would be fun to try baking some for myself.
Last week I tried this recipe and it was exactly what
I was hoping for ~ spicy and moist!
I baked it in a 9" pan, but next time I think
I'd prefer it to be in a bread pan.


Gingerbread

1/2 c sugar
1/2 c butter, softened
1 egg
1 c unsulphured molasses
1 T vegetable oil
1/2 c apple sauce
2 1/2 c flour
2 t cinnamon
2 t ground ginger
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t baking soda
1 c hot water

With mixer, cream butter and sugar.  Add egg, molasses
oil and apple sauce and mix well.
In a separate bowl, whisk the flour and spices.
Dissolve baking soda in the hot water.
Add the dry ingredients to the mixer on low, alternating
with the water and mix well.

Bake in 9" prepared baking pan or bread pan
at 350 for 35-55 minutes.

Toothpick test.
Cool before cutting.
Serve with whipped cream. 

 

47 comments:

  1. I'll take some, please! -- silver fox

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  2. I will, too, please!

    Vince x

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    1. On second thought, before I have dessert, I'll take a bowl of soup with the Finz swimming in it! (smiling)

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    2. We call those Goldfish here. :)

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  3. I remember my late mom making gingerbread when I was a child. I love it hot with a little butter melted on it.
    Thanks so much for the recipe; I like that you used applesauce.
    Wishing you a nice weekend, Betsy.
    Mildred

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    1. Thanks, Mildred! If you give this a try, let me know how you like it. Warm with butter...another good reason to bake it in a bread pan. Yum!

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  4. Not sure i have ever tried it
    Probably not as out I'd spit
    If I was given it as a kid
    So never swallowed if I did

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    1. That you probably did.
      No cake for the Pat kid.

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    2. haha nope they tried
      But it took a garbage can ride

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  5. Oh yum! I haven't had gingerbread in a while. I'm hungry now!

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  6. I like your recipe. I haven't made gingerbread in years. It's not my favorite...but the look of yours, and that applesauce makes me want to give it a try. I can always add more whipped cream to the top. I think butter might be good too. I love butter on coffee cake..right on top of that drizzle...teehee.

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    1. It's really moist...but spicy. Yep, butter and drizzle might help you like it better. lol.....

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  7. I love gingerbread. It just might be one of my favorites although I don't make it often. I do, however, have a nice big jar of molasses in my cupboard. Maybe some will magically appear over the weekend.

    I miss the RAK this time around. Just couldn't get my act together. Instead of doing my own, I was noticing things others did for me. The woman behind me in Hobby Lobby who let me use her "smart phone" coupon to get 50% off the wool I bought, and my Aunt Margie who brought me a dry soup mix along with a bag of wheat crackers. She's really good at RAK's and has probably never heard of them.

    :0)

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    1. * missed. I missed the RAK.

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    2. You were just reaping what you sowed last week with those packages! :)

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    3. It wasn't that I didn't do anything nice, just didn't do anything noteworthy.
      I made drove to Auburn Thursday morning to get Joe and bring him home for the long weekend, I dosed my mom with cough medicine all week, made cookies for my family, and took Hannah all the way to Honeoye for L.'s court date on Wednesday. An hour to Honeoye, an hour to Auburn, and then back home again too. It's got to count for something, but it's all part of being a mom, isn't it?

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    4. Exactly...not random...just mom stuff we do every day. ha. Still, we need rewards for that stuff. We should come up with something. ha.

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  8. Looks delicious and just how my mom always made it, in a square pan. It's even better with butter on it :)

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    1. Now I have to make it again just to try it with butter like ya'll are saying! haha.

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  9. i like ginger snaps.
    the crisp cookie with a bite...mmm...
    gingerbread is nice.
    ginger beer is interesting.
    and here i am about to go to bed
    hungry. ha.

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    1. so did you dream of anything ginger? A girl named Ginger...a redhead....an orange cat? haha....

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  10. I don't think I have ever had gingerbread either. I have certainly had ginger snaps/cookies which I enjoy but have not tried the bread. This looks darkly delicious and so pretty with a dusting of "snow." You miss the snow so you put it atop your baking! :-)

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    1. It's SO good. And yeah, had to have the snow on top. We only have little bits of snow here and there where it was piled up the highest. Although the sky is blue and the sun is shining, everything is brown, dead and muddy. Yuck.

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  11. I'm catching the next plane over and hope it does not get there via Australia.
    Mine's a large helping please lol

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    1. via Australia...hahahaha.....you'll be here in time for Easter! lol...

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    2. So you'll have to make another!! ROFL

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    3. Gladly. :) But you'd have to bring Cadbury eggs with you! :)

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    4. Don't travel with them in your pocket, though or they'll be all melty. ha.

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    5. Especially if I go via Australia lol

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    6. If you really go there first, bring me a koala, ok? :)

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    7. OK But I'm not sure how it would fit in with the 14 cats, nugget, the possum, all the birds and whatever else in the animal kingdom you have there. lol

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    8. budgies! haha. I trade out the possum for the koala. He looks more cuddly anyway! ha.

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    9. OK
      Can you make gingerbread men?

      We used to know a lttle rhyme as kids:

      "Run, run as fast as you can.
      You can't catch me. I'm a gingerbread man!"

      Funny how one's memory regurgitates stuff with a little prompt.

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    10. But of course! I've make gingerbread men for years! yum!

      That rhyme is actually a complete children's book here...a very cute little story, too!

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  12. I can honestly say...I have never had gingerbread cake....it looks delicious!
    Enjoy your weekend...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. If you like all the spices in gingerbread cookies, you'll love it!

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  13. Gingerbread is lovely, I haven't eaten any for years, but it is lovely!! xx

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    1. yes, it is! It might replace banana bread around here for a while! yum.

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  14. I love gingerbread! look delicious!!

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    1. very yummy! :) I see you're pinning beautiful food on pinterest tonight! :)

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    2. haha! yes I was a lot of time I have to wait Ditto arrived:) so I was there:))
      I find beauty things, night Betsy Im soooo tired:)
      xx

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  15. I love it, but it has been a while since I ate any!

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  16. looks tasty..thanks for the recipe..

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  17. My mom has made gingerbread my entire life and it is one of those things that SCREAMS home/love/Mary to me...she serves it with home made applesauce and whipped cream! MY MOUTH IS WATERING!

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