Mary Ball Washington's Gingerbread, 1784

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350*F. Grease 13x9x2-inch pan; line with wax paper; grease paper.
  • Cream butter until light. Add brown sugar; beat well. Add molasses, honey, sherry and milk. Beat very well.
  • Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and cream of tartar together.
  • Add alternately with beaten eggs to sugar mixture. Add orange rind and juice, raisins and baking soda dissolved in warm water.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until cake is firm in center. Cut in squares to serve.
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