1/2 C. boiling water
1/2 C. shortening
1/2 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. molasses
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 C. all purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 t. ginger
3/4 t. cinnamon

Pour boiling water over vegetable shortening to melt. Add sugar molasses, egg and beat together. Add dry ingredients and combine well. Put in a greased 8×8 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serve warm or cold with whip cream, lemon sauce or ice cream.

From the kitchen of Edna Schmidt