Ginger Bread

One pint molasses.

Half pound sugar.

Four ounces lard or butter.

One pint water.

One ounce soda.

Two and one-half pounds of flour.

Tablespoonful ground ginger.

Teaspoonful ground cinnamon.

Rub together the molasses, sugar, lard or butter, ginger and cinnamon until well mixed, add the water with soda, dissolved in it, mix thoroughly, then add the flour mixing in fully but lightly.

Ginger Bread. No. 2

Two teaspoonful ground ginger.

One teaspoonful ground spices.

One pint molasses.

One pint water.

Six ounces butter or lard.

Four ounces sugar.

One pound twelve ounces flour.

One to one and a half teaspoonful soda.

Two eggs.

Dissolve the soda in a small part of the water, mix the molasses, butter or lard and sugar all together, thoroughly making them light, add the balance of the water, ginger and spice and mix, then add the soda and mix, now mix in the flour lightly but fully, put in well greased pan and bake in a very moderate oven.

Ginger Bread. No. 3

One cup molasses.

Two eggs.

One teaspoonful ground cinnamon.

One teaspoonful almond flavoring.

Two teaspoonful ginger.

Four ounces butter.

One teaspoonful soda.

Cream the molasses, butter and eggs until they assume a cream color, then add the cinnamon, ginger and flavoring, and mix in well, add enough sifted flour to form an easy working dough. Fill into a well greased pan, dust the top with sugar and sprinkle with water, then bake in moderate oven.

Ginger Bread. No. 4

One cup molasses.

Half cup water.

Piece butter the size of an egg.

Two and one-half cups flour.

One egg.

One or two teaspoonful ginger.

One teaspoonful soda.

Cream the butter, egg and molasses, add the ginger and mix in, then add the water with the soda dissolved in it, mix in, then mix in the flour, bake in a moderate oven.

Ginger Bread. No. 5

One-half pound butter.

Eight ounces brown sugar.

Four eggs.

One ounce ground ginger.

One pint molasses.

One pint milk.

Two to three teaspoonful soda.

Two and one-half pounds flour.

Cream the butter, sugar, eggs and ginger, add the molasses and mix in thoroughly, dissolve the soda in the milk and add, mixing fully, add the flour, mixing in lightly but thoroughly, put in well greased pan and bake in cool oven.

Fruit Ginger Bread

One level teaspoonful soda.

One cup thick sour cream.

Half cup molasses.

One cup brown sugar.

One tablespoonful allspice.

One tablespoonful ginger.

Three and a half cup flour.

Twelve ounces raisins.

Four ounces currants.

Dissolve the soda in two tablespoonful hot water, pour into the sour cream and stir for a little while, now add the molasses and mix in thoroughly, then add the sugar, allspice and ginger and mix fully, then mix in the flour, then the raisins and currants, turn this into a well greased pan dusted with flour and the loose flour knocked out, bake one and one-half hours.