Carla Olson Gade - Colonial Muster Gingerbread

Colonial Muster Gingerbread

1/3 c Shortening
1/2 c Brown sugar
1/2 c Molasses
1 Egg
2 c Flour (all-purpose)
1 t Baking soda
3/4 t Ground ginger
3/4 t Ground cinnamon
1/4Ground cloves
1/4 t Salt
1/2 c Water; boiling

Cream the shortening and sugar until very light. Add the molasses and egg, beating well. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, soda, spices and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the boiling water, beating after each addition. Bake in a greased 8x4x2 inch loaf pan at 350øF for about 50 minutes. Cool a few minutes before removing from the pan, and wrap. This cake mellows and tastes best the next day.

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