Family Recipes: Now & Then

Choice recipes Tilton, Bancroft, Hauxhurst, Tyson, Antilla/Johnson and Higgins families. Some tried-and-true, some just tried recipes.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Gingerbread (kind of)

 Bertha Hawxhurst Tyson
                        
Gingerbread

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Ingredients:
1 c shortening (scant)
1 c sour milk (if you lack this, sub by adding 1 TBL apple cider vinegar to good milk)
1/4 tsp salt
1 c brown sugar, packed
1 c unsulphured dark brown molasses
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
2 eggs
3 c flour

~ Mix all ingredients only enough to mix the flour throughout, do not break down the shortening; let it remain lumpy.
  ~ Bake in a greased pan at 350 F for 50 minutes.
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Bertha Hawxhurst Tyson made this every day for her (large) family.

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