The Best Gingerbread Recipe

Posted on Apr 28 2011 - 1:25pm by RetroRuth


This is my absolutely favorite gingerbread recipe! Perfect results, every time!

From The Calumet Book of Oven Triumphs, 1934

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  1. Miss RM April 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    I’ve never had very good luck with gingerbread. I’ll have to give this one a try!

  2. Sara In AZ April 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the recipe Ruth!

  3. Jennifer November 16, 2016 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Why would you need to sift cake flour several times? Isn’t cake flour specifically regular flour that’s been sifted to a very fine powder almost?

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