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Gingerbread Loaves

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Gingerbread Loaves
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 32
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Looking for homemade bread? Then check out this flavorful gingerbread – perfect for holiday gift.
Updated Dec 1, 2010

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

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Gingerbread has been a holiday specialty for centuries. During the middle ages, ladies presented this spiced bread to dashing knights going into tournament battle.
  • tip 2
    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.

Nutrition Information

160 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate, 14g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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