Honey Gingerbread

Recipe courtesy of Copyright 1996, The Associated Press

  • 1.0 cup butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups honey
  • 1.0 egg
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2.0 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1.0 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 0.75 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans.

In a bowl, cream together butter and 1/2 cup of the honey. Mix in egg.

In medium bowl, blend together flour, ginger, baking soda and cinnamon.

In small bowl, blend together remaining 1 cup honey with the boiling water.

With mixer running, add one-third dry mixture to cream mixture. When dry mixture is incorporated completely, add one-third liquid mixture. Continue adding ingredients in batches, alternating the dry and liquid. Turn batter into prepared pans, dividing equally. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Makes 2 loaves, 10 servings each.