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Saturday, March 30, 2013

~ Gingerbread ~ phfr style!

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

Every Thursday at Like Mother, Like Daughter
I have had baking Auntie Leila's Gingerbread Recipe on my list of things *to do*
What better day than Holy Saturday morning? 
Especially since Holy Thursday and Good Friday can really build up an appetite.
Mmmm, if only the aroma could be shared...it smells heavenly!
Go make some!!
Gather all the ingredients:
including reading glasses, if you need that sort of thing

3/4 butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp each cinnamon AND ginger
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup molasses
3/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cup HOT water (or leftover coffee!?)
Let's begin.
Preheat oven to 350.  Butter a 9x15" pan. 
Mix melted butter, sugar and eggs:
In separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients:  flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt.
Add dry ingredients to the butter/egg mixture and stir, stir stir:
Add the molasses and honey:
Again, stir, stir, stir...(the delicious smells actually begin about now)
I love this part.  "In the cup that you measured the sticky stuff, measure:
1 1/2 cup hot water OR leftover coffee"
I just happened to have some coffee on hand...dear husband was up and had made a pot. 
Still hot, and just enough.
 What luck!   
However {funny}, I chickened out and just used plain 'ole filtered water,
heated in the microwave for 1 minute 15 seconds.  :o)
Isn't this {pretty}?
All ready to go into the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until puffy and golden brown...

 Now this is going to make some children that I know VERY {HAPPY}!
The dirty dishes that I've created are waiting...but don't let that stop you from making this easy and delicious BREAD!
Go to Like Mother, Like Daughter to find more contentment...

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