Gingerbread Loaves

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

Bread

1
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
eggs
3/4
cup molasses
1
cup boiling water
1
teaspoon baking soda
2 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
4
teaspoons ground ginger
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground allspice
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon salt

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. 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 center 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 powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired consistency. Brush glaze over cooled loaves. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Gingerbread has been a holiday specialty for centuries. During the middle ages, ladies presented this spiced bread to dashing knights going into tournament battle.
  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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