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Gingerbread

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, allspice and nutmeg in medium bowl. In another large bowl cream 1/2 cup butter and sugar on medium speed. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Continue beating, alternately adding flour mixture with molasses and 1 cup water, beating after each addition until just mixed. Pour batter into ungreased 9-by-13-inch baking pan; sprinkle with 3/4 cup brown sugar. Combine 1 1/2 cups hot water and 1/3 cup melted butter in medium bowl; gently pour over top of batter. Bake for 40 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. 12 servings.