We all love smell the gingerbread?
Right out of the oven!
This morning I baked some lovely English Gingerbread. I am calling it "English" because the recipe came out of a UK published cook book called "Baking". I am sharing the recipe too with a little more spice added to it!
Here is what you will need for this English Gingerbread: 3 1/2 cups sifted flour, 3 Tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 3 Tsp ground ginger, 6 oz butter, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup black molasses, 1/2 cup dark corn syrup, 1 egg and 1 1/4 cups of milk.
I also added 1/2 tsp ground cloves
and 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. This recipe called for baking 1 1/2 hours but I found it was done in 1 hour. Also, Line 9" square pan with parchment paper.
Begin by mixing the flour, baking soda & powder and spices into a large mixing bowl.
Melt the butter on your stove with the brown sugar, molasses and syrup in a medium pan until melted and dissolved. Mix the egg with the milk and add the melted butter mixture and then add these to the flour mixture and beat well. Pour into pan and bake.
This cookbook was produced in Bath....
When I was a little girl, there was a friend down the street named Mary Lou Iams and her brother Vernon. I used to love going to her small house as her mother would let us bake a box of gingerbread. Her kitchen was an "everything in it's place" kitchen and of course we would wash every dish and put everything back perfectly. I can still remember that wonderful experience of how the gingerbread smelled.