An old fashioned treat, warm and spicy.
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour one 8 inch square baking pan.
2 Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add the egg and molasses and beat thoroughly.
3 Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon.
4 Bring water to a boil and add alternately with flour mixture to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into prepared pan.
5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.