Gingerbread Recipe from 1905

Gingerbread Recipe from 1905

Join me as I try out Christmas recipes circa 1900!

This first recipe is for Soft Gingerbread from a cookbook published by Pillsbury in 1905.

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Soft Gingerbread

  • 3/4 c molasses
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 c sour milk (buttermilk)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 c flour
  • 1 Tbsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Cream the butter and sugar, and add the molasses. Then add the eggs, one at a time, and beat thoroughly. Melt the soda in the sour milk, mixing well. Sift the flour and spices and add to the other mixture, alternating with the milk. Bake either in gem pans or in a ginger cake tin. This will make twenty-four gems or one large cake. Bake at 350 for 10-20 min.


Want to learn more about cookbooks circa 1900?

Cookbooks from this era were incredibly influential in many scenes and characters in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries. I shared more about it in these three blogs:

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