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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 2 tsp. Soda
  3. 1/2 cup shortening (chicken fat preferred)
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1 egg beaten
  6. l tsp. Ginger
  7. 1 cup molasses
  8. 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  9. 3 cups sifted pastry flour
  10. 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  11. 1 cup boiling water
  12. 1/4 tsp cloves
Directions
  • Heat oven with control set for moderate oven ~ 350 degrees.
  • Butter and flour two pans 10x7 or 8" square if thicker loaf is desired.
  • Mix and sift flour, soda, salt and spices.
  • Cream shortening and sugar
  • add molasses and beaten egg.
  • Stir in dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add boiling water.
  • Turn into prepared pans.
  • Bake until it comes away from the sides of the pan, requires about 25-30 minutes.
  • It should be slightly and evenly rounded over the top, never cracked open.


  • Used by:
    Calf's Head, Hashed
    Fowl, Roasted & Stuffed

    Source: Gaspee.com

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