Gingerbread Loaves

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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