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Mendenhall Sourdough Gingerbread

Ingredients & Directions

1 c Active Sourdough Starter 1 ea Large Egg
1/2 c Hot Water 1 1/2 c Unbleached Flour
1/2 c Molasses 1 t Ginger
1/2 t Salt 1 t Cinnamon
1 t Baking Soda 1/2 c Shortening
1/2 c Firmly Packed Brown Sugar

Cream brown sugar and shortening and beat. Then add molasses and egg,
beating continuously. Sift dry ingredients together and blend into
hot water. Then beat this mixture into creamed mixture. As the last
step, add the sourdough starter slowly, mixing carefully to maintain
a bubbly batter. Bake in pan at 375 degrees F for about 30 minutes or
until done.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream while still hot if possible.

4 servings

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