Hot Water Gingerbread

Preparation info

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Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

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  • 1 cup molasses.
  • ½ cup boiling water.
  • cups floor.
  • 1 teaspoon soda.
  • teaspoons ginger.
  • ½ teaspoon salt.
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter.


Add water to molasses. Mix and sift dry ingredients, combine mixtures, add butter, and beat vigorously. Pour into a buttered shallow pan, and bake twenty-five minutes in a moderate oven. Chicken fat tried out and clarified furnishes an excellent shortening, and may be used in place of butter.