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Gingerbread Recipes

"The Settlement Cookbook" (1903 edition)
Under the Auspices of "The Settlement"
(The Milwaukee Settlement House)

Gingerbread No. 1


    1/2 cup sugar
    3 tablespoons butter
    1 egg
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon ginger
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon [baking] soda
    1/2 cup milk or hot water
    1/2 cup molasses


Mix butter and sugar to a soft, creamy paste;  add beaten egg. Mix spices, salt and soda with flour, and add a small portion. Add molasses and milk mixed to together, and flour alternately.  Bake thirty to forty-five minutes.

Gingerbread No. 2


    2 eggs
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 cup molasses
    1 cup of sour milk or cream
    2 tablespoons melted butter or drippings
    1/2 cup currants
    1 teaspoon spices
    1 teaspoon ginger
    1 teaspoon of [baking] soda, a little salt
    2 1/2 cups flour


Mix and bake in a moderate oven.



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