Recipe for Gingerbread Loaves With Lemon Glaze


    Gingerbread Loaves with Lemon Glaze

    1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1 cup butter, softened
    2 eggs
    1 cup molasses
    1 cup boiling water
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    4 teaspoons ginger
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon allspice
    1 teaspoon cloves
    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/2 cup confectioners sugar' sugar
    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans.

    In large bowl, combine brown sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well.

    In small bowl, combine molasses, water and baking soda; mix well. Beat into brown sugar mixture. Gradually add flour and all remaining bread ingredients; mix well. Spoon batter into greased pans. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack for 15 minutes.

    Remove from pans; cool 1 hour 15 minutes or until completely cooled.

    In small bowl, combine glaze ingredients; blend well. Brush cooled loaves with glaze. Wrap tightly and store in refrigerator.