Hard Sugar Gingerbread

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


Appears in

The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book

By Fannie Merritt Farmer

Published 1896

  • About


  • ¾ cup butter.
  • cups sugar.
  • ¾ cup milk.
  • 5 cups flour.
  • ¾ tablespoon baking powder.
  • teaspoons salt.
  • ¾ tablespoon ginger.


Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, milk, and dry ingredients mixed and sifted. Put some of mixture on an inverted dripping-pan and roll as thinly as possible to cover pan. Mark dough with a coarse grater. Sprinkle with sugar and bake in a moderate oven. Before removing from pan, cut in strips four and one-half inches long by one and one-half inches wide.