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Gingerbread Recipe

Top this gingerbread with whipped topping or a dessert sauce. 
1 cup all-purpose flour, sift before measuring 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
2 teaspoons cinnamon 
1 teaspoon ground ginger 
1 egg, lightly beaten 
5 tablespoons dark brown sugar 
1/2 cup dark molasses 
1/2 cup buttermilk (or use 1/2 cup regular milk soured with a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice) 
1/4 cup melted butter or shortening 

Sift together the flour, salt, soda, and spices. In a mixing bowl, combine beaten egg, sugar, molasses, buttermilk, and melted butter. Add sifted dry ingredients gradually; stirring to blend. Beat until smooth. Turn batter into a greased and floured 8-inch or 9-inch square pan and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.