"Deliciously rich, black, and moist. Grandma knew it as 'Fort Atkinson Gingerbread' in the popular old brown covered GOLD MEDAL Cook Book that was a treasure trove for brides in the 1870's." This was one of my childhood favorites, and is truly a comfort food for me!
Mix thoroughly: 1/2 cup soft shortening 2 T. sugar 1 egg
Blend in: 1 cup dark molasses 1 cup boiling water Sift together: 2-1/4 cups sifted flour 1 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. cinnamon
Pour into well-greased and floured 9" square pan. Bake at 325 degrees, 45-50 minutes. Cut into 3" squares in pan. Keep hot and serve piping hot with sweetened whipped cream, or with applesauce, chocolate sauce, or vanilla ice cream.