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Gingerbread Old School Style

Embark on a sensory journey with my Gingerbread Old School Style recipe, where the warmth of ginger, cinnamon, and molasses converges to create a symphony of flavours. Each moist, spiced bite is a celebration of tradition and comfort, inviting you to savour the essence of the holiday season all year round.

Total Time
1 hour 15 min
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Ingredients for 12 Servings

  • Dry Ingredients:
    350g All-Purpose Flour
    2 teaspoons Ground Ginger
    1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
    1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
    1/4 teaspoon Salt

    Wet Ingredients:
    150g Unsalted Butter, softened
    100g Brown Sugar
    2 Large Eggs
    200g Molasses
    120ml Boiling Water

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    20 min
  • Cooking Time
    10 min

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    1. Preheat the Oven:
      Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and flour a baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
    2. Combine Dry Ingredients:
      In a bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    3. Cream Butter and Sugar:
      In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
    4. Add Eggs:
      Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next.
    5. Add Molasses:
      Stir in the molasses until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
    6. Combine Dry and Wet Mixtures:
      Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
    7. Add Boiling Water:
      Pour in the boiling water and mix until the batter is smooth. The batter will be thin, but that’s expected.
    8. Bake:
      Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    9. Cool and Serve:
      Allow the gingerbread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
    10. Optional: Icing or Dusting:
      Once cooled, you can choose to ice the gingerbread or dust it with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.
    Pro Tips
    • For a deeper flavor, allow the gingerbread to cool before slicing.
    • Enhance the festive spirit by adding a dash of nutmeg or cloves to the spice mix.
    • Experiment with different molasses varieties for varying degrees of sweetness and richness.
    • Store in an airtight container to maintain freshness.
    • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 220 calories per slice, based on standard serving size.

Delight in the warmth and nostalgia of this Gingerbread, a timeless recipe that brings people together in the simple joy of homemade goodness. Perfect for creating cherished moments and sharing the spirit of the season.

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