It’s not Christmas without a gingerbread house or two, now is it?
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup molasses (I did half molasses and half real maple syrup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
powdered sugar for dusting
1 Preheat oven to 350. Spray loaf pan or gingerbread house pan with cooking spray for baking.
2 Whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
3 Cream together sugar and butter until well combined. Add molasses/maple syrup and vanilla and mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, until well mixed.
4 Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with buttermilk, mixing just until blended.
5 Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 – 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
6 Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to cooling rack and allowing to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar when room temperature.
(I doubled the recipe and it made 1 large loaf, 2 gingerbread houses and 1 mini loaf.)
recipe from Taste of Lizzy T