Similar to gingerbread, it is best served warm.
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons dark molasses
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
Cream together brown sugar and butter. Dissolve baking soda in molasses and add to brown sugar mixture; mix well. Add cinnamon, ginger, egg, milk, baking powder and flour. Pour into a buttered pudding mold or a buttered 1-pound coffee can.
To steam, set on a rack in a large, deep kettle, add water to come halfway up sides of coffee can or mold. Bring water to a gentle boil, cover the kettle, lower heat and steam for 1 1/2 hours. Serve warm with sauce.
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brandy
1 cup heavy cream
Beat egg yolks well, gradually adding sugar. Add brandy and blend. Just before serving, whip cream and fold into sauce.