Ginger Bread Recipe

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Categories: American, Bread, Dessert, Grain, Spice, Thanksgiving

Submitted By: The Spice House.

Ginger Bread Notes

This Recipe was submitted by Ken. He states: "My mother was a professor of Home Economics at Valparaiso University in the late 1920s and 30s. When she was there, she collected many recipes. This was one of them. She experimented with and tested her recipes. In this case, she calculated amounts for two pan sizes. Later, whenever milk or cream went sour in our household, we knew there was a gingerbread in the near future. These days, I don't wait for milk to sour. I use powdered buttermilk or yogurt to put the soda to work."

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, plus more for sprinkling on top
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 Tablespoons molasses
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sour milk or cream
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Serves / Yields

one 9x9 or 9x13 pan

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Stir together the dry ingredients. Add the molasses and melted butter. Add the eggs and milk or cream (if using cream, omit the butter). Sift together the flour and baking soda, and add to the mixture. Beat for 2 minutes. Turn mixture into a 9x9 (9x13) pan. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake 40 minutes.

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Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Cracked or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup in shaker jar, net 2 oz.
Nutmeg, Whole Or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.25 oz.
China "Number One" Ginger, Whole Root Or Powder
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 1.75 oz.

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Camilla G. Said:

Good recipe for those who like bread( I don't but my hubby does)! But I adjusted the recipe and baked ginger bread in our Redmond multicooker - it was very easy.

Make it Again? Camilla G. would make this recipe again.