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                         GINGERBREAD BAKED IN A JAR
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Gifts                            Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 1/4   c            All purpose flour
      3/4   c            Sugar
    1       t            Baking soda
      1/2   ts           Baking powder
      1/4   ts           Salt
    2       ts           Ground ginger
    1       t            Ground cinnamon
      1/2   ts           Ground cloves
    1       c            Margarine -- softened
      3/4   c            Water, hot
      1/2   c            Molasses
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees (pan method) or 325 for
   Grease (use shortening) a 9x9x2 inch baking pan or 5
   (12 oz) Kerr Quilted Crystal Jelly Jars
   (#14400-80400)--they MUST have straight sides, no
   buldges in the jars. Also, the jars will have to be
   sterilized first--boil them for 10 minutes, leave the
   lids and rings in the water until you're ready to use
   them; remove the jars and allow them to air-dry and
   cool before greasing. Use a pastry brush to grease the
   jars. DO NOT use Pam or Baker’s Secret!
   In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder,
   baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Stir
   in margarine, water and molasses until well blended.
   Pour into prepared pan or divide equally among the 5
   jars. Place jars on a cookie sheet or they'll tip
   PAN METHOD: Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for
   40-50 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center
   comes out clean. Cool slightly on wire rack.
   JAR METHOD: Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for
   35-40 minutes or until cake tester inserted deep into
   the center of each jar comes out clean. Have your lids
   ready (HOT). Take one jar at a time from the oven (USE
   HEAVY DUTY MITTS--the jars ARE HOT!) and place a lid
   on, then the ring. Tightly screw on lids. Allow to
   cool on your counter top. You'll know when the jars
   have sealed, you'll hear a “plinking” sound. If you
   don't hear the sound, wait until the jars have cooled,
   then press down on the jar lids, they shouldn't move
   at all. Lynn Herrick, RFWK29A, Chicago, IL
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