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    Best Gingerbread

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    1 hr

    10 mins

    50 mins

    Ann Arber's Note:

    My dear husband, Dave's favorite gingerbread. It comes from an old Betty Crocker cookbook I got as a wedding gift in 1967.

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    Lemon Sauce


    1. 1
      Heat oven to 325°.
    2. 2
      Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
    3. 3
      Mix shortening, sugar and egg.
    4. 4
      Blend in molasses and water.
    5. 5
      Mix in dry ingredients and stir in until smooth.
    6. 6
      Bake 45-50 minutes or until cake tests done.
    7. 7
      Serve with whipped cream or lemon sauce.
    8. 8
      LEMON SAUCE: Combine butter, sugar, egg, water, lemon juice and zest.
    9. 9
      Cook over medium heat stirring constantly: just until it boils.
    10. 10
      Makes: 1 1/2 cups.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 31, 2006


      I have been looking for the perfect gingerbread recipe. This is the one. It is dark, dense, rich, sticky. One of my requirements is a strong molasses flavor and this one has it. I didn't make the sauce, but tried it with lemon curd. I also tried it warm. The best was cool and plain. Since it is what I was hoping for, I didn't want to add anything extra.

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    • on January 18, 2004


      This recipe was a pleasant surprise! I did not think that it would be sweet enough for my sweet-toothed children but they asked for seconds! This recipe made a dark, dense old-fashioned gingerbread with a pleasant flavor. I prepared it with whipped cream but will try it with lemon sauce next time. I think that I would add a bit more ginger for my taste, my mother thought that it was just spicy enough. I would also check the cooking time and cut it back 5-10 minutes to about 40-45 minutes, but my oven runs a little hot. If you are going to serve this gingerbread plain without a sweetened whipped cream or sauce, I would recommend adding a bit more sugar to the dry ingredients. I will definitely make this again. Thanks Ann Arber!

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    Nutritional Facts for Best Gingerbread

    Serving Size: 1 (167 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 9

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 506.1
    Calories from Fat 207
    Total Fat 23.0 g
    Saturated Fat 9.7 g
    Cholesterol 74.1 mg
    Sodium 179.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 71.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 25.3 g
    Protein 4.7 g

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    lemon zest

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