Gingerbread may have been invented by the ancient Greeks, but it has evolved over time and place. The earliest settlers to the New World enjoyed gingerbread often; the first recipe appeared in Amelia Simmons’ American Cookery in 1796. This dark, spiced cake is lovely served plain or accompanied by whipped cream, lemon curd, or applesauce.
|2||cups all-purpose flour|
|1½||tsp. ground cinnamon|
|1||tsp. baking soda|
|1||tsp. ground ginger|
|⅛||tsp. ground cloves|
|½||cup (1 stick) butter, softened|
|½||cup firmly packed brown sugar|
|1||Tbsp. finely grated lemon zest|
This content is from the book The Good Home Cookbook by Richard J. Perry.
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