Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Laura Ingalls Wilder Gingerbread


Letter written by Laura Ingalls Wilder in Oct. 1953.


1 cup brown sugar blended with
1/2 cup lard or other shortening.
1 cup molasses mixed well with this.
2 teaspoons baking soda in 1 cup boiling water
(Be sure cup is full of water after foam is run off into cake mixture).

Mix all well.

To 3 cups of flour have added one teaspoon each of the following spices: ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves; and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sift all into cake mixture and mix well.

Add lastly 2 well-beaten eggs.

The mixture should be quite thin.

Bake in a moderate oven for thirty minutes.

Raisins and, or, candied fruit may be added and a chocolate frosting adds to the goodness.


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1 comment:

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Wow, where did you ever find that letter?

The bread sounds wonderful, of course!! Thanks!

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