Grandma’s Best Ever Gingerbread

Grandma's Gingerbread

Since yesterday featured decorating gingerbread, I thought I’d share a good recipe for making some.

Years ago I spent some time copying recipes from my great-grandmother’s cookbooks, and she had a note beside this one that intrigued me:  “This makes a very thin batter but the best gingerbread you ever ate.”  Who wouldn’t want to try that?

So when My Little Man and I were studying gingerbread a few weeks ago, this is the recipe we pulled out.  We weren’t sorry.

Grandma's Best Ever Gingerbread
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3509 calories
604 g
616 g
105 g
46 g
62 g
1226 g
2846 g
295 g
4 g
35 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1226g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3509
Calories from Fat 926
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 105g
162%
Saturated Fat 62g
310%
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 28g
Cholesterol 616mg
205%
Sodium 2846mg
119%
Total Carbohydrates 604g
201%
Dietary Fiber 10g
42%
Sugars 295g
Protein 46g
Vitamin A
68%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
95%
Iron
128%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 c. butter
  2. 1/2 c. brown sugar
  3. 1 c. dark molasses (we used King's syrup)
  4. 1 t. cinnamon
  5. 2 t. ginger
  6. 1/4 t. cloves
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 1/2 c. white or white wheat flour
  9. 2 level t. baking soda
  10. 1 c. boiling water
Instructions
  1. Mix the ingredients in the order given, except for the baking soda and water. At the very last, when everything else is mixed, put the soda into the boiling water and add to the rest.
  2. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Notes
  1. We topped ours with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, but whipped cream or some great vanilla ice cream would be good, too. YUM!
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calories
3509
fat
105g
protein
46g
carbs
604g
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