Gingerbread Recipe Using Boiled Molasses

I am looking for a Gingerbread recipe where you boil the molasses at the beginning of the recipe. This was the best gingerbread I ever ate and I have lost the recipe!

Cynthia from Gordonsville, TN

November 17, 20080 found this helpful

Soft Molasses Gingerbread

1 cup molasses

1 egg

1/3 cup butter

2 cups flour

1 3/4 teaspoons soda

2 teaspoons ginger

1/2 cup sour milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

Put butter and molasses in saucepan and cook until boiling point is reached. Remove from fire, add soda, and beat vigorously. Then add milk, egg well beaten, and remaining ingredients mixed and sifted. Bake fifteen minutes in buttered small tin pans, having pans two-thirds filled with mixture.

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Hey - I just found your note. I have an old German recipe, very detailed, which calls for boiling molasses. I never understood why. As a kid that's what we always did with my grandmother. I still don't know why and am wondering if it would taste different if I didn't boil it. So.....if you said it was the best you had. I will continue to boil it. If you are interested in the recipe, please email me.

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