1/2 Photos of Grandma Brown's Gingerbread
Grandma Brown was my great-grandmother on my father's side. I never got to meet her, but I remember my grandma making her gingerbread. Last Christmas, I made a bunch of it up and gave it to my family. Now, I give it to you. Enjoy! Due to feedback, I am adding another comment here...old-fashioned gingerbread is a dense cake. If that is not what you expect from gingerbread, then this recipe is probably not for you.
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- 1Grease well either a 9 x 13 baking pan or two 9-inch round pans.
- 2Cut a piece of parchment or waxed paper to fit bottom of pan.
- 3Cream sugar and shortening together.
- 4Mix dry ingredients together.
- 5Add the molasses and boiling water to the sugar and shortening mixture, then slowly add dry ingredients to this mixture; mixing well between each addition.
- 6Beat eggs well.
- 7Add into mixture last.
- 8Pour into prepared pan (s).
- 9Bake at 350° or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (it should take 20 minutes, but can take as long as 35 minutes).
- 10Best when served warm with fresh whipped cream, but delicious any time.
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Nutritional Facts for Grandma Brown's Gingerbread
Serving Size: 1 (60 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 18
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 180.6
- Calories from Fat 57
- Total Fat 6.3 g
- Saturated Fat 1.6 g
- Cholesterol 20.6 mg
- Sodium 172.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
- Sugars 16.3 g
- Protein 2.1 g