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                            MOLASSES GINGERBREAD
 
 Recipe By     : Pekin (Illinois) Daily times newspaper 07/23/97
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  cup           butter, -- softened
    1      cup           dark brown sugar
    1      cup           molasses
    2                    eggs, -- beaten slightly
    1 1/2  teaspoons     baking soda
    1      cup           hot water
    3      cups          flour
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    1      teaspoon      cinnamon
    1      tablespoon    ground ginger
      1/2  teaspoon      ground cloves
      1/2  cup           raisins, -- (optional)
 
 Cream butter and sugar.  Blend in molasses until smooth.  Stir in eggs
 and beat well.  Dissolve soda in the hot water and stir into molasses
 mixture.  Sift together dry ingrediants and stir gradually into molasses
 mixture until well blended.  Add raisins.  Bake in a greased 8x8x2-inch
 pan 350 degree oven for 23 to 30 minutes. 
 This recipe came from a free booklet called Old Country Store Recipes
 booklet. 
 Typed by Ethel Snyder <essie49@juno.com>
 Date:  July 27, 1997 
 
 
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 This recipe came from a free booklet called Old Country Store recipes; to
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