Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gingerbread on a Pink Plate


While we were away last weekend, we indulged a bit. Jack and I rarely have a dessert but this was just too good to turn down. This recipe is from my friend's mother. They are both wonderful bakers who excel in traditional New England favorites. The recipe was originally from a Rebekah cookbook.

These community cookbooks are full of wonderful recipes. The directions are not always precise but a little experimenting can soon figure the recipe out!

Mother's Gingerbread

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon each of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger
1/2 cup oil
1 cup molasses
1 cup very hot water
Beat all together with mixer. Spray 9 x13 pan with baking spray.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done.



 The lace doily which looks like an heirloom was made on an embroidery machine. Just amazing what these machines can do.



This little plate was made by Carr China from Grafton, W. Virginia. The pattern is Dayton with a Greek Key border. Carr China made restaurant and diner china for years and it is now very collectible. You can read about the company here.

I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for another Pink Saturday. I hope you will stop by and say hi!

Happy Pink Saturday!






37 comments:

Marydon said...

This the season for gingerbread, Carol & this looks scrumdillyishus! Yes, diner china is highly collectible nowadays & this is a beauty.

Happy PS ~
TTFN ~
Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Karen said...

Yum!! and I love the pretty plate too..

EliFla said...

Never baked a gingerbread, now I copy-paste your mom's recipe... thanks..and that plate is gorgeous, hugs, Flavia

Vee said...

Nothing looks more vintage good than gingerbread on Carr China or any transferware style plate. Very pretty. Whenever I use one of the older cookbooks, I always feel as if I am revisiting foods from long ago, especially if they say "Mother's Whatever" or "Grandmother's Whatever." Enjoy this overcast/rainy day. It's a good one for gingerbread and tea.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh this looks divine. I want some right now with my coffee.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love that pretty plate and I thank you for the gingerbread recipe. I looks delicious! Pamela

Jackie said...

Yummy, it all looks delicious and would go down a treat with a lovely cup of Yorkshire tea!! Happy Pink Saturday to you, cannot believe it will be October 1st!! Have a great weekend, Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

Archie the wonder dog said...

That looks delicious!!

Eileen said...

Sounds and looks delicious! I love your coming soon list, too. :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The cake sounds great Carol and the doily is just beautiful:@)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Gingerbread -- delicious.
Plate -- gorgeous.
Lace doily -- FANTASTIC.
Did you make it?????
Can you really do that on an embroidery machine.

Holy smokes.
Do you embroider on wash-away stuff or what? Amazing!
Cass
PS going to the beach house this weekend -- will give your regards to MR Hoots.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The gingerbread looks delicious, especially so on that pretty plate.

Sheila said...

This looks like such a delicious Autumn dessert Carol. I think I'll try it one of these days. the farmer will love it!

Janine said...

Looks delicious!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

I love that pretty pink plate, but that dessert makes me wish I could taste it right now!

Riet said...

Gingerbread, that looks delicious. Love that plate. Happy pink Saturday

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Carol. Now, this is one yummy looking post! Oh, how good the gingerbread looks on that pretty Carr china transferware plate! Thanks for sharing it with us and thank you for your visit as well. Enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

LV said...

Your tasty looking cupcake really looks nice on the doily. I love all linens and use them daily.

Shirley said...

This made me get such a taste for gingerbread. I'm copying down the recipe!!

The French Hutch said...

Your gingerbread looks delicious and what a lovely presentation on the pink and white plate. Great recipe for fall and one of my favorite deserts. Thanks for sharing it and Happy Pink.

~Emily
The French Hutch

pinkkandy said...

Well, here we are again..Thank God for another Pink Saturday to visit and see what you have been up to..Fall is keeping her distance around here..I am longing for some cool crisp weather....check out "My Sweet Prairie Home" and see what my daughter is up to!
God Bless You....
Kandy

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks for the recipe, Carol. I'm going to save this for a special day. Looks delicious!
See you veery soon!
xoxo
Donna

Maggie said...

Mmmm....gingerbread, how scrumptious it looks topped with cream.
Such a treat is allowed every now and again, especially as we head into Autumn.
Pretty plate too and the doily does look handmade, did you make it?
Hope your weekend is grand!

Pondside said...

That was such a wonderfully homey image - of plate and doily and gingerbread - I believe I could almost smell it!

Rettabug said...

I adore gingerbread...my mother used to make it all the time! Thanks for sharing that vintage recipe. (I think Mom used a Jiffy mix. LOL)

Did YOU make the lovely lace doily on your machine???? Its GORGEOUS!

yvettesblogs.com said...

Carol, this cake looks and sounds delicious and I love baking so will have to try this. Love the 'antique' looking lace,a touch of romanticism! Happy PS #76

chubskulit said...

I love Saturdays, lots of Pinktastic stuff to see. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pink!

My Pink is here, hope you can come by and see. Have a great week weekend!

Melissa said...

Looks delicious and what a lovely doily. thanks for stopping by. HPS!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Carol.

I love gingerbread, and I would have loved some of this. It looks delicious. And, it is even better served on such a pretty plate.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Carol, You are a lifesaver. Bobby G. loves gingerbread. I have never made it before and just last week looked for a box mix and didn't find one. Your recipe is PERFECT! I bought some jarred lemon sauce at a cute little shop this past summer. Now I can make the gingerbread and use the lemon sauce. HPS P.S. although I don't have a pretty pink plate like yours to serve it on.

Marianne said...

Happy Pink, Carol...

How nice to visit with you. The gingerbread cake looks wonderful, and thank you for the recipe, I'm sure to try it. And what a lovely pink dessert plate.

Blessings,
Marianne

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

Carol...this looks delish. I will have to give it a try the next time my assignment is dessert for my dinner club! -- Joann

Icy BC said...

Look incredibly yummy! I don't often eat sweets, but my mouth is watering right now..

Becki Jacobs said...

This looks yummy - I love some homemade gingerbread - especially with fresh whipped cream on top.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

You have the prettiest goodies! I stopped by to check out your beef stew and got a yummy surprise. I'm pinning those glorious pink dishes too. Hope the sun peeps through in your neck of the woods today!

Sheila said...

What a special antique find your featherweight was. How do I know? I visited Vee this morning and saw your comment. I'll look forward to a photo of your new find because my mother taught me how to sew on her Featherweight. I'm so grateful to my Mom for introducing me to a lifelong hobby. Enjoy your new machine!!

podso said...

It is amazing how much work those lace pieces used to take that now are done by machine. Something is lost I think --- I have a tatting piece framed that my great aunt made, and I love that is not precisely perfect! Hope you get some good weather soon!

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