Califonia Bountiful

Grandma Esther's gingerbread

A California Bountiful reader shared this holiday recipe with us, suggesting it is equally delicious served warm with butter or cool with whipped cream.

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2 eggs
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together eggs, oil, molasses and brown sugar. Sift together dry ingredients. Mix wet and dry ingredients and add 1 cup boiling water. Mix until blended to even consistency and pour into a greased 9-by-13-inch pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Serve warm with butter or cool with whipped cream. 

Serves 12

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