In honor of Flag Day (there's always a good reason to celebrate) we made Gingerbread once again today.
1 tablespoon butter (for buttering 9X9 baking dish)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup (1 stick butter, softened)
1 1/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
1 cup very hot tap water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 X 9 inch baking pan.
In a large bowl combine flour and baking soda. Cut soft butter into flour mixture with fork or pastry blender.
|Measuring out the 2 1/2 cups flour|
|Cutting butter in with pastry blender|
|My little baker|
Add molasses, egg, cinnamon, allspice, and water. Stir well.
|Stir wet ingredients well into flour ingredients.|
Pour batter into baking pan. Bake 30-40 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
|In the oven for baking|
|We doubled our recipe to share with friends|