Gingerbread

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canola or peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup peeled fresh ginger, minced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift together first 4 ingredients and set aside.
  3. Mix sugar, molasses, eggs and oil.
  4. Slowly add dry, sifted ingredients.
  5. Add baking soda to boiling water, then add to gingerbread mixture.
  6. Add fresh ginger and pour into a buttered and floured 9-inch square baking pan.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

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