Holiday Gingerbread

Nothing makes the house smell like fall and the Holidays like gingerbread! Gingerbread cookies always take the stage, but this year, try gingerbread in its best form… a loaf! This bread is sweet, spicy and will make you want to cozy up by the fire.

Gingerbread
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups flour
  2. 2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp cinnamon
  4. 1 tsp ginger
  5. 1 teaspoon mixed spice (I sometimes use pumpkin pie spice)
  6. 1 tsp cocoa
  7. 1 cup milk
  8. 1/2 cup light molasses
  9. 1/2 cup sugar
  10. 1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients (minus the sugar) in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, warm the milk, molasses, sugar and butter, stirring frequently. Do not boil. Cool and add dry ingredients. Stir until blended but try not to over stir. Pour into a greased and floured 5x9 loaf pan. Bake for 40 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
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Emily

Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), a puppy and a tortoise. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.

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