Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread

Favorite Old Fashioned Gingerbread


½ cup White Sugar
½ cup Butter
1 egg
1 cup Molasses
2 ½ cup All-Purpose Flour
1 ½ tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Cinnamon
2 tsp. Ginger OR ¼ cup fresh Ginger and 1 tsp dry Ginger
1 tsp. Cloves
½ tsp. Salt
1 1/8 cup hot Water


Cream white sugar and butter together. Add egg and molasses and beat well. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt and blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in gently. Pour into greased 9” square pan or greased muffin tins. Bake at 350° for 1 hour in the 9” pan, ½ hour for muffins, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.