Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Alberta's Angel Ginger Cake

This is one of those little mysteries. There was another from my grandmother's recipes where the ingredient in the name of the recipe was not even mentioned in the text of the recipe. This sounds like a good recipe, but there appear to be some omissions. It does not have a method attached to it, so you are on your own for the pan choice and the method. And, despite the fact that it is Angel Ginger cake, there is no mention of any Ginger in it. I suppose you just have to do it this way and try some ginger when you are up for a little experimentation.

1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons of shortening
1/4 cup of molasses
1 egg well beaten
1 1/2 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
A "little" salt
1/2 cup boiling water

Bake in a moderate oven.

There are two methods you might try here.

You may try melting the shortening, molasses and sugar in the boiling water.
Mix the dry ingredients.
add the rest of the ingredients as the water mixture cools.

You cream the sugar and shortening.
Add the egg and molasses.
Mix the dry ingredients.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the first mix.

The first seems more logical to me.

Try with the cinnamon and/or the ginger instead...Perhaps both?

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