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Ingredients

How to make it

  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
  • Spray twelve 1-cup custard cups with nonstick vegetable cooking spray. (I used either a 9" x9" or larger,can't remember, square baking pan instead of custard cups)
  • Sift flour, ginger and cinnamon together.
  • Combine the molasses and soda in a small bowl.
  • Using electric mixer, cream butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes)
  • Gradually beat in sugar.
  • Beat in yolks 1 at a time.
  • Fold in dry ingredients alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients and mixing only enough to blend.
  • Add molasses mixture.
  • Using clean dry beaters, beat whites in medium bowl until soft peaks form.
  • Fold whites into batter.
  • Spoon scant 1/2 cup batter into each custard cup. Arrange cups on heavy , large baking sheet, spacing well apart.
  • Bake until gingerbread is springy to touch, about 25 minutes.
  • Cool 5 minutes on rack.
  • Run knife around edge of each to loosen and invert onto plates.
  • Top with Brown Sugar Sauce.
  • ***Brown Sugar Sauce***
  • (When properly made, this sauce will be caramel-like and very dark.To ensure a smooth sauce, the trick is to keep the flame as low as possible under the sauce. The sauce should warm just to the point at which all the sugar crystals dissolve, but not to where the eggs cook and overthicken it.)
  • Cream butter with sugar in processor until light and smooth. With machine running, add eggs 1 at a time and beat for 1 minute.
  • Transfer mixture to top of double boiler set over barely simmering water.
  • Blend in hot water (or orange juice)
  • Adjust heat so water is just below simmering point.
  • Cook until sugar dissolves and sauce is smooth, stirring briskly every 20 minutes, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Mix in bourbon and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve warm.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    This is my fave Christmas recipe! Thank you for posting it!
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    " It was excellent "
    fluffy24 ate it and said...
    Love gingerbread. Thanks. I am saving the recipe.
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