Today I’d like to share with you my favorite gingerbread recipe. This is a wonderful dessert on a cold winter’s day and is delicious served with a Lemon Sauce. Gingerbread goes back centuries; a quick internet search reveals that Europeans were enjoying gingerbread back in the 15th century.
Here’s how to make it:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9″ x 9″ baking pan.
1/4 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/2 cup dark molasses 1 egg
In a large bowl with mixer at medium speed, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in brown sugar and molasses until well mixed, scraping the bowl often. At low speed, beat in egg until well mixed. Next, mix the following dry ingredients together in a medium bowl:
2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sour milk (To make: measure 1 tablespoon white vinegar into a glass measuring cup; fill to 1-cup mark with milk.)
Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk to the creamed butter mixture, mixing well after each addition and occasionally scraping down the bowl with a spatula. Turn into your greased pan.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve with Lemon Sauce.
1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoon cornstarch dash of salt 1 cup water 2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel 1/4 cup lemon juice dash of ground nutmeg
In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in the water. Over medium high heat, heat the mixture until just boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in the butter, grated lemon peel, lemon juice and nutmeg. Remove from heat, pour into a pretty serving bowl and serve over gingerbread. Now pour yourself a cup of your favorite hot beverage to go with it. I hope you enjoy this delicious dessert as much as we do.
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