Sugar and Molasses -

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup melted shortening

1/2 cup sour milk

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon soda

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon ginger

2 teaspoons cinnamon Nutmeg

Mix ingredients in order given, sifting the soda with the flour before adding it. Bake in a moderate oven (350°-375° F.) in a greased shallow pan or in muffin-tins. Care must be taken to prevent burning.

Gingerbread makes a delicious dessert served with whipped cream.

Soft Molasses -

1/4 cup shortening

1 cup molasses

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 egg

1 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ginger

1 cup sour milk

2 cups flour

Melt the shortening; add the molasses, vinegar, and beaten egg. Mix and sift the dry ingredients and add alternately with the milk. Pour into a greased pan and bake thirty to forty minutes in a moderate oven (350°-375° F.). Batter should be just thin enough so that the track left by the spoon in stirring disappears at once.

Hot Water -

1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup boiling water 1 cup molasses 2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ginger 1 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt

Melt the shortening in the boiling water. Add molasses. Sift the dry ingredients together and add them to the mixture. Beat vigorously. Put in a greased pan and bake in a moderate oven (3500-375° F.) thirty to forty minutes.