Use only a moderately-heated oven for ginger cakes.

Molasses cakes brown very quickly and will not bear a quick heat. Use New Orleans molasses if possible to get it.

Baker's Hard Gingerbread

1 1/2 cups sugar. 1/2 cup melted lard. I cup water. I tablespoon vinegar.

1 even teaspoon soda. Pinch of salt.

2 teaspoons cinnamon. 1/2 nutmeg.

Ginger to suit the taste.

Mix soft as can be rolled. Put into a dripping-pan and mark off with a knife. Bake in a moderate oven.

Training-Day Gingerbread

4 quarts sifted flour.

1 quart molasses.

1 scant tablespoon soda dissolved in a little water. 1 tablespoon good ginger. 1 pound butter. I tablespoon vinegar. 1 cup boiling water.

Make as soft as pou can roll out, cut in cards, and bake in a rather quick oven.


1 cup molasses. 1 cup sour milk. 2 eggs.

4 teaspoons soda. 2 teaspoons cream of tartar. 1 cup brown sugar. 1/2 cup butter. I tablespoon ginger.

Mix stiff enough to roll out. Bake in a large dripping-pan and mark off.

Soft Gingerbread With Water

Miss Nellie Roe, Mantorville, Minn.

1 cup molasses, sorghum if you have it.

2 tablespoons butter or drippings.

Stir in just as much flour as the mixture will bear. Put a *35 tablespoon of soda in a cup, fill cup with boiling water, turn it on the batter and stir it in. Add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of ginger. Bake in a long pie-tin.

Soft Gingerbread With Sour Milk

Mrs. C. Butterfield.

1 cup butter.

1 cup molasses.

1 cup sour milk.

1 cup sugar.

2 1/2 cups flour.

4 eggs.

1 teaspoon cinnamon.

1 teaspoon ginger.

2 teaspoons soda. Bake in a deep pan.

Spice Gingerbread

Lou K. Brown, Sigourney, Iowa.

1 cup butter.

3 cups flour. 1/2 cup lard.

1 cup sour milk.

1 teaspoon soda, (or water and baking powder).

1 cup molasses.

1 cup sugar.

1 teaspoon cinnamon.

1 teaspoon allspice.

1 teaspoon cloves.

1 nutmeg.

2 teaspoons ginger.

I teaspoon pounded mace.

Bake in a dripping-pan. Improves with age.

Soft Ginger Cake

Mrs. O. Blackman.

1 egg.

I tablespoon butter.

I cup molasses.

1/2 cup warm water.

1 teaspoon ginger.

1 teaspoon soda; pinch of salt.

2 1/2 cups sifted flour.

Soft Molasses Cake

1 tablespoon butter. 1 cup molasses. 1/2 cup warm water. 2 1/2 cups sifted flour. 1 egg.

1 teaspoon soda. I teaspoon ginger. Pinch of salt. Bake in a deep tin.

Molasses Sponge

3 eggs.

1 cup molasses. 1 1/2 cups flour. 1 teaspoon soda. 1 teaspoon ginger. 1 teaspoon cloves.

Bake in a deep tin. This would make very nice pattypans or small cakes.

Ginger Cake Without Butter Or Eggs

Mrs. H. H. Harvey.

1 cup molasses.

1 teaspoon soda in 2 cups boiling water. 1 large spoon lard.

1 teaspoon ginger.

3 cups flour.

Bake in a large tin. Is good for dessert, with sauce.

Ginger Drops

Mrs. Fidelia Evett, Chicago.

1/2 cup sugar. 1 cup molasses. 1/2 tablespoon ginger. 5 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon soda in 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir rather thick with flour. Bake in a dripping-pan and eat warm. Bake in muffin-pans, if preferred.

Gingerbread Gems

1 cup brown sugar. . 1 cup molasses. I cup sour milk.

1 cup butter.

2 eggs.

3 1/2 cups flour. 1 teaspoon ginger. 1/2 teaspoon cloves. I teaspoon cinnamon. I small teaspoon soda. Bake in gem-irons.

Ginger Jumbles

1 cup butter.

1 cup brown sugar.

2 cups molasses. 4 1/2 cups flour.

2 eggs.

1 teaspoon soda.

1 tablespoon ginger.

Drop on buttered tins.