An old fashioned treat, warm and spicy.
- 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.