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Plantation Gingerbread

 Plantation Gingerbread
I like to make this recipe for Christmas. The wonderful aroma of the gingerbread fills the entire house. I am a homemaker and mother of three children.
12-16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Additional nutmeg

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about
  • 5 minutes. Add eggs; beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir in the
  • molasses and hot water. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda,
  • cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Beat
  • just until combined.
  • Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for
  • 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a chilled small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add

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Plantation Gingerbread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • confectioners' sugar, beat until soft peaks form. Serve with
  • gingerbread. Sprinkle with nutmeg if desired. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 343 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 294 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.