Gingerbread

Amount   Measure   Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------   ------------   --------------------------------
6   tablespoons   unsalted butter
1/3   cup   dark brown sugar
1/2   cup   molasses
2   large   eggs
1 3/4   cups   all-purpose flour
1   teaspoon   baking soda
1/4   teaspoon   salt
1/2   teaspoon   cinnamon
1/2   teaspoon   allspice
1/4   teaspoon   cloves
1/2   cup   buttermilk
2   teaspoons    ground ginger
1   tablespoon   ginger root -- minced fine
1 1/2   tablespoon   candied ginger root -- minced fine
  ounces   baking spray with flour
  Glaze
1   cup   confectioner's sugar -- sifted
3   tablespoons   orange juice
1/2    teaspoon   vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x9 inch square pan.

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses. Beat in eggs one at a time until well incorporated.

Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and the three gingers.

Add the dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk into batter.

Spread the batter into the pan and bake 25 to 35 minutes.

Place pan on cooling sheet.

To make glaze mix sugar, orange juice, and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake.


Makes 16 servings

Per Serving: 179 Calories; 5g Fat (25.8% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 38mg Cholesterol; 136mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain( Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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