Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Hot Water Gingerbread with Lemon Sauce

Here's a favourite, (of at least half the family!). Easy to make; old fashioned comfort food.


1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1//2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup boiling water
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine

In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt.

In second bowl, beat egg, brown sugar, molasses and boiling water. Stir molasses mixture and melted butter into flour mixture til well blended. Pour into non-stick or lightly greased 8 " square pan. Bake at 350* F. for about 35 minutes.

Serve with Lemon Sauce.

2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 egg, beaten

In small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and lemon peel. Stir in water and lemon juice; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly til thickened slightly. Carefully stir 1/4 of hot mixture into beaten egg to prevent egg from coagulating; return to hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 4 minutes or til thickened. Cover and refrigerate.

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