Serves: 8
Total Calories: 296


1/2 cup water boiling
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg beaten
1 1/2 cups flour, stirred and measured
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon


Brush 8-inch baking pan with oil, line with waxed or parchment paper, and oil paper lightly. Pour water over shortening add brown sugar, molasses, and egg beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients beat until smooth. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes. Serve warm or cold with butter.

Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce: Split cooled gingerbread into two layers and fill between layers with 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese that has been blended until fluffy with a little milk or cream. Serve in squares with hot Lemon Sauce (recipe in this cookbook).

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 296
Calories from Fat: 113

This Gingerbread recipe is from the Managing Your Meals Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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