Gingerbread

Description

For a traditional American treat, bake some gingerbread.

Ingredients

2 egg
1⁄4 c molasses
1⁄2 T butter
1⁄2 c flour (all purpose)
1⁄4 c sugar
1⁄2 t vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Separate the eggs and beat the yolks over heat until thickened. Add molasses and butter and mix well.
  2. Then, beat the whites in a separate bowl until they're foamy and add the sugar.
  3. Mix the two bowls together and fold gently.
  4. Bake at 375° F * (177° C) for 10 minutes in a pan where the gingerbread batter is about 1/2 inch thick. A 6 in x 8 in pan will do nicely.
  5. Test with a toothpick or by pressing lightly with a spoon until springy.
  6. Sprinkle with dashes of the spices.

Notes

Gingerbread can be shaped and decorated. Building a gingerbread house is a fun craft to do with children.

Yield
5 servings
Preparation time
20
Cooking time
30
Total time
50 minutes