Yuletide gingerbread


For a traditional American treat, bake some gingerbread.


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


Separate the eggs and beat the yolks over heat until thickened. Add molasses and butter and mix well. Then, beat the whites in a separate bowl until they're foamy and add the sugar. Mix the two bowls together and fold gently.

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. Test with a toothpick or by pressing lightly with a spoon until springy.

Sprinkle with dashes of the spices.


Shape the gingerbread into festive motives or decorate with frosting.

5 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes