Looking for an authentic " Ginger bread Loaf" Recipe

by Janice Craig
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

One of my best memories of my Mum (now Passed) when my Brother and I were wee, was sitting at the stove on a cold fall or winter night, waiting for the loafs of Homemade Gingerbread to come out of the oven. We were allowed one piece each straight out of the oven with butter dripping through it, because my mother swore that more before it had cooled would give us a terrible stomach ache. If I think about it hard enough I swear I can still smell it baking. Unfortunately this recipe was never found as my Mum did alot of baking pasted down from watching my Granny and I don't know if there ever was a recipe written out. I've tried several recipes but none compare to the one of my childhood. So Thanks so much to anyone who has a good old fashioned recipe.

Janice Craig
Toronto, Ontario

Edited by May
Hi Janice,
I will certainly try to find this recipe for you - as I remember it myself. But I'm moving your submission to the 'share a recipe' section with the hope that someone else will be able to share this recipe with us all.
Kind regards

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Feb 26, 2012
Recipe of my dreams
by: Janice

This is the recipe I remember my mum making and it definitely is a treat now when I make it. Thanks so much for a much needed walk down memory lane.

Dec 30, 2009
Soft Gingerbread
by: Anonymous

Soft Gingerbread
Makes 1 loaf.

1/2 - cup butter, softened
1 - cup brown sugar
2 - eggs
2 - cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 - teaspoon baking soda
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1 - teaspoon cinnamon
1 - teaspoon cloves
1 - teaspoon ginger
1/2 - cup molasses
1/2 - cup water, boiling

Preheat oven to 350° F. and grease loaf pan.

  • In a mixing bowl, whip butter and brown sugar to a creamy mixture.
  • Add the eggs and beat.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
  • Combine the boiling water and molasses and add to the mixture alternately with the sifted dry ingredients.
  • Beat well.
  • Pour batter into a loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

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