My grandpa makes the BEST gingerbread. He has always been a baker, and always has a kitchen stocked with the yummiest baked goods available. All of my friends in junior high and high school wanted to be adopted by my grandparents, probably because of the perks!
After so many years of having grandpas baked goods available at all times, moving 1000 miles away from him and his kitchen has been quite a shock. Calling him for recipes has become a common occurrence. I love being able to re-create all of those smells from my childhood.
Now that the holidays are on the way I am craving the warm scent of spices in my kitchen, and some of grandpas gingerbread. Now you can have that warm fuzzy feeling in your home too!
1 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
-Preheat oven to 325*, and pull out an 8x8x2" baking dish. No need to grease it.
-Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.
-Combine the molasses, sugar, melted butter, buttermilk and egg. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and pour into the dish.
-Bake about 40-45 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool and cut into squares.
I immediately downed a warm square, just to make sure it was good,of course. We happened to be going over to a friends that day, so I stuck four pieces on one of my palm leaf plates from Marx foods and we were on our way. Luckily I have the type of friends that happen to be whipping cream when I arrive, so that went on top of the still-warm gingerbread. Heaven!
Make this for your family and friends this holiday season. Then memorize the recipe, because everyone will be asking for it! Happy eating!
Now I'm on my way out into the fog and mist to have another bonfire! The temperatures are cooling down...maybe there is snow in the near future? Well, hopefully there will at least be snow this season! I want to go tobogganing! Happy weekend all!