Recipe by Julesong
Last summer I enjoyed an Alaskan cruise, and we had a fabulous time at the Mendenhall Glacier. :) Alaska is also well-known for its sourdough... and brought together here is a delicious combination of sourdough and gingerbread. Enjoy!
Top Review by Queen Roachie
Thanks for a great recipe! I made this for my grandmother's birthday, as gingerbread is her favorite, and she loved it, so that makes it a great recipe. I doubled this and cooked it in a 13x9 glad reusable pan, and it filled it to the top. I cooked 30 minutes at 375, then when it wasn't done I lowered the temp to 350 for another 15 minutes and it was perfect. The spices are nice, and a good molasses flavor. Very moist cake, and I'll make it again.
- 1 cup sourdough starter
- 1⁄2 cup hot water
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 1⁄2 cups unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup butter, or shortening
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cream together the brown sugar and shortening.
- Then add molasses and egg, beating continuously; set aside
- In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and blend into hot water.
- Then beat this mixture into creamed mixture.
- As the last step, add the sourdough starter slowly, mixing carefully to maintain a bubbly batter.
- Pour into lightly buttered and floured 8"x8" baking pan and bake at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until done.
- Best served with ice cream or whipped cream while still hot.