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!
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!