Gingerbread is always a super popular recipe during the holidays.I like to make mine with unsulphured molasses (the sweetest flavor) and avoids blackstrap molasses (a stronger flavor). Bake it, cool it, and freeze it whole, then let it defrost at room temperature for a few hours before slicing and serving. If you’re feeling extra decadent, top each slice with whipped cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce.. This is everyone’s holiday favorite, even the busy cook’s, because it is so easy to make.
Delicious Old Fashioned Gingerbread
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup molasses
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup hot water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.