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Gingerbread - My Grandma's Recipe

Updated on June 26, 2015

My Grandma made this recipe for me when I was a child and she made it for my Dad when he was a child too. This recipe has been adapted from an Old English recipe, therefore some of the measurements are by weight.

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Ingredients

1 Cup (2 sticks) Butter

1 Cup Molasses

12 oz (weighed) All Purpose Flour

2 Tbsp Ground Ginger

2 tsp Cinnamon

3 tsp Baking Soda

1 1/4 Cups Milk

8 oz (weighed) Light Brown Sugar

2 Eggs, Beaten

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Grease an 11 x 7 x 2 inch baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper, grease the parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter, brown sugar and molasses in a saucepan.
  • Sift the flour, ground ginger and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl. Add the melted mixture along with the beaten eggs and mix well.
  • Place baking soda in a small bowl; warm the milk to lukewarm temperature then add it to the baking soda, mixing well. Combine with ingredients in large bowl, mixing well.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 60 minutes. Remove from oven, cover top with parchment paper and return to oven to bake for an additional 30 minutes.

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    • Lady_E profile image

      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Oh, this is a "Divine" Recipe.

      I love the way it's served with cream too.

    • twilanelson profile image

      Twila Nelson 5 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Fantastic Hub and recipe that is perfect for the holiday season. I have missed the smell of fresh baked gingerbread. Thank you!

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      Sharon McConnell 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Thanks for reading. This recipe IS perfect for the holiday season, but I like it all year round!

    • Gypsy48 profile image

      Gypsy48 5 years ago

      I love gingerbread with a cup of coffee, will be bookmarking this recipe :)

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      Sharon McConnell 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      Sounds good right now.......gingerbread for breakfast???

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      This looks wonderful. I would have to work out substitutions to make it cow milk free--if I give that a try I'll try to let you know. I love gingerbread, ginger snaps, ginger tea... :) and yes, for breakfast. :)

      Voted up!

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      Sharon McConnell 5 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

      RTalloni, maybe coconut milk?

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