Traditional Gingerbread Loaf with Butter Sauce

By by Nordic Ware
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Traditional Gingerbread Loaf with Butter Sauce
Serves
Makes 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 2⅓ cups flour
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¼ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1¼ teaspoons ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg

  • Butter Sauce:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Procedure
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour pan; set aside.

In large bowl, combine all ingredients except butter sauce ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl sides often. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm with butter sauce (see below) and whipped cream if desired; or let cool completely and decorate with icing.

To make butter sauce: heat ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Drizzle over individual servings of warm or cooled cake.



Note: butter sauce not included in image. To serve as pictured, decorate with icing and sprinkle with powedered sugar

Traditional Gingerbread Loaf with Butter Sauce

By by Nordic Ware
Serves
Makes 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 2⅓ cups flour
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ¾ cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¼ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1¼ teaspoons ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg

  • Butter Sauce:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Procedure
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour pan; set aside.

In large bowl, combine all ingredients except butter sauce ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl sides often. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm with butter sauce (see below) and whipped cream if desired; or let cool completely and decorate with icing.

To make butter sauce: heat ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Drizzle over individual servings of warm or cooled cake.



Note: butter sauce not included in image. To serve as pictured, decorate with icing and sprinkle with powedered sugar