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Soft Gingerbread


  • 1 cupful of molasses
  • 1 tablespoonful of butter
  • 1 tablespoonful of boiling water
  • 2 to 3 cupfuls of flour
  • 1 teaspoonful of ginger
  • 1 teaspoonful of ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoonful of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoonful of soda
  • 1/2 saltspoonful of salt


Add the melted butter to the molasses, then the spices. Dissolve the soda in the boiling water, and stir it into the molasses. Add enough flour to make a very soft dough, too soft to roll. Bake in a biscuit-tin lined with paper, in a moderate oven, for thirty-five minutes. Mix it quickly and put it into the oven at once.


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The Century Cook Book (1901).

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