Old Fashioned Gingerbread #1

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

This recipe is by request and it's from my Grandmothers 1941 cookbook called "New American Cook Book."

Top Review by pdxjosh

This makes pretty much *the* classic gingerbread. It's very good. I made it with 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour for a little more nutritional value. When I baked it, it was done in about 45 minutes rather than the 75 minutes that the recipe suggests, but this could be because I used a 8x8 inch square pan instead of a loaf pan (although the recipe was not specific). Next time, I'm going to add rasins, since it seems to be begging for them. Overall, a gingerbread worth trying.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and soda, spices and salt and sift together three times.
  2. Cream shortening thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and molasses; then flour, alternately with milk.
  4. Beat after each addition until smooth.
  5. Pour into greased pan or a ring mold.
  6. Bake in moderate oven (350*) for 1 1/4 hours.
  7. Serve with whipped cream.
  8. As a variation use gingerbread as the base for fruit shortcakes.
  9. Serves 6.

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