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Gingerbread Loaves

Looking for homemade bread? Then check out this flavorful gingerbread – perfect for holiday gift.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 32
 

Ingredients

Bread

1
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
eggs
3/4
cup molasses
1
cup boiling water
1
teaspoon baking soda
2 3/4
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
4
teaspoons ground ginger
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground allspice
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon salt

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. In small bowl, stir molasses, water and baking soda until well mixed; beat into brown sugar mixture.
  • 2 Gradually stir in flour and remaining bread ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling rack 15 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired consistency. Brush glaze over cooled loaves. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 (8x4-inch) loaf pans with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. In small bowl, stir molasses, water and baking soda until well mixed; beat into brown sugar mixture.
  • 2 Gradually stir in flour and remaining bread ingredients until well blended. Spoon batter evenly into pans.
  • 3 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on cooling rack 15 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir together powdered sugar and enough lemon juice for desired consistency. Brush glaze over cooled loaves. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Gingerbread has been a holiday specialty for centuries. During the middle ages, ladies presented this spiced bread to dashing knights going into tournament battle.

Since this recipe makes two loaves, your family can enjoy one and the other can be given as a gift. Cover the loaf with plastic wrap, then wrap with decorative paper and a bright bow.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.