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Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce created by ranch-girl

This was my favorite dessert when I was a little girl. I can remember clearly the smell of the gingerbread cooking in the oven--even now the smell bring goose bumps. Having two brothers I had to compete vigorously for my share of seconds. If I lost, my mother would always give me her piece when the the boys weren't looking. I don't have it any longer, but I remember finding this recipe many years later on a little scrap of paper in the pages of my mother's favorite cookbook.

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  • Gingerbread: Grease 9x9x2" baking pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves into a large bowl.
  • Stir in the wheat germ.
  • Beat eggs in a medium size bowl until frothy.
  • Stir in buttermilk, molasses and oil, mixing well.
  • Stir liquid ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing well.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake in oven for 35 minutes or until top springs back when pressed.
  • Cool in pan on wire rack.
  • Cut into squares.
  • Serve warm with Lemon Sauce.
  • Lemon Sauce: Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a small saucepan, mixing well.
  • Stir in boiling water and bring to boil again, stirring constantly.
  • Lower heat and simmer, stirring, until sauce is thickened and clear.
  • Stir in butter, lemon rind and juice.
  • Pour over warm Gingerbread.
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"This was my favorite dessert when I was a little girl. I can remember clearly the smell of the gingerbread cooking in the oven--even now the smell bring goose bumps. Having two brothers I had to compete vigorously for my share of seconds. If I lost, my mother would always give me her piece when the the boys weren't looking. I don't have it any longer, but I remember finding this recipe many years later on a little scrap of paper in the pages of my mother's favorite cookbook."
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  1. muskie
    How do I make this a 9" x 13" ?
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  2. ranch-girl
    Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce Created by ranch-girl
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  3. ranch-girl
    I served this for dessert tonight and it got rave reviews. A fabulous gingerbread, low in saturated fat, and the sauce elevates it to a new level! I wanted to be sure the sauce was very lemony and tart, so I used 1/4 cup lemon juice and 5 t cornstarch (like Recipe #19869 with extra cornstarch because I always seem to need more than recipes call for - maybe high altitude does that?). Thanks for posting - this is a keeper!
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  4. Mary Leverington
    This was my favorite dessert when I was a little girl. I can remember clearly the smell of the gingerbread cooking in the oven--even now the smell bring goose bumps. Having two brothers I had to compete vigorously for my share of seconds. If I lost, my mother would always give me her piece when the the boys weren't looking. I don't have it any longer, but I remember finding this recipe many years later on a little scrap of paper in the pages of my mother's favorite cookbook.
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