1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup of solid vegetable shorting
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup of molasses
1 cup all-purpose white flour
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
In a mixing bowl,cream together the sugar and shortening. Add the egg and molasses and beat until smooth.
Sift together the flour,salt and spices and add to the molasses mixture. Mix well. Then add the boiling water and beat until smooth. Pour into the baking pan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until a tester near the center comes out clean. Serve warm or completely cooled. Whipped cream makes a lovely accompaniment.
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I found this in my Yankee magazine. I know I'm from Florida go figure. It is the easiest gingerbread to make.