Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ginger Bread

Ginger bread.  Ohh, when ever I think of that word (or, 2 words) I think, HOLIDAYS.  But right now it's not the HOLIDAYS.  But I made it any way.  You know a long time ago they baked ginger bread nearly every day.  So I decided to make ginger bread.  Why?  Because I was craving it like a hungry wolf.  And when I mean craving it like a hungry wolf, I mean I wanted it BAD.  So I made it. And like usual, WE LOVED IT!  And you will to.  Now go make some.


First, take my little friends ginger and cinnamon,

 and dump in 3/4 of a teaspoon each to a bowl as well as 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon soda.  Whisk that together.

Now, to an electric mixer, cream 1/2 cup shortening. 

Then add 1/4 cup dark brown sugar...

Cream that together. 

 Then, add 1 egg and 1/2 molasses.  Add 1/2 cup water, and the flour mixture.

 Pour the batter into a loaf pan, then think, "The batter is kinda low, It will rise with the baking powders help!"  Then all of a sudden, realize you didn't put in the baking powder, freak out, and mix it in the loaf pan.  I'm sorry.  Maybe baking at 6:00 A.M. has to do with something?  Or maybe baking at 11:00 P.M.has to do with it?  Hmm.  Guess it will always be a mystery.

Pop that in the oven for 35-40 minutes.


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