Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Grandmother recipe - Gingerbread

Grandmother sent me a card in the mail with an article from "The Corpus Christi Times" dated Feb 23, 1960.  The title of the article was "Prize-Winning Gingerbread has Red Pepper in It."  At the top of the page has a handwritten description of the reason for the recipe....
"About 1939, this was one of the first things Grandmother Raymond taught me how to bake was this gingerbread and I've used it all these years."  So you know it has to be good.  I wish I could make this smell into a candle!

2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1 egg, beaten
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
1 cup boiling water

Mix first four ingredients together.  Mix dry ingredients together and mix with others.  Grease 9x12x2 inch pan.  Slowing pour boiling water while stirring.  Mix well and pour into pan.  Bake 45-55 minutes at 375 degrees.  (Make sure to check it because it took mine a good hour to cook)

Classic and delicious!

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