Gingerbread I

An old fashioned treat, warm and spicy.

Gingerbread I


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water


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.

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