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Gingerbread Loaves

Gingerbread Loaves
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 2
Looking for homemade loaf? Then check out this flavourful gingerbread. This is the perfect holiday gift!
November 6, 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) molasses
  • 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 2 3/4 cups (675 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) ground ginger
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) icing sugar
  • 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 mL) lemon juice

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. In small bowl, stir molasses, water and baking soda until well mixed; beat into brown sugar mixture.
  • 2
    Gradually stir in flour and remaining bread ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter evenly into pans.
  • 3
    Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling rack 15 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, stir together icing sugar and enough lemon juice for desired consistency. Brush glaze over cooled loaves. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

  • Cook's Note: Gingerbread has been a holiday specialty for centuries. During the middle ages, ladies presented this spiced bread to dashing knights going into tournament battle.
  • Gift Idea: Since this recipe makes two loaves, your family can enjoy one and the other can be given as a gift. Cover the loaf with plastic wrap, then wrap with decorative paper and a bright bow.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Loaves (16 Slices Each)
Calories
140
Total Fat
5g
Saturated Fat
3g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
Sodium
130mg
Total Carbs
23g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
13g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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