Warm soft gingerbread

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Butter; softened
½ cup Packed brown sugar
1 Egg
1 cup Molasses
2 teaspoons Baking soda
1 cup Boiling water
3 cups All-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Ground ginger
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Ground cloves

This is the best gingerbread you'll ever eat! Serve it hot with softly whipped cream flavored with chopped candied ginger, or top it with warm applesauce. This gingerbread keeps well for several days and can be reheated.

In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg until light and fluffy. Stir in molasses. In small bowl, dissolve baking soda in boiling water; set aside. In medium bowl, sift or stir together flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with dissolved baking soda, stirring just until blended (do not overmix).

Spoon mixture into greased 9-in. (2½ L) square cake pan. Bake in 350 F (180 C) oven 45 to 55 minutes or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Serve cut into squares.

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