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Simple Lafayette Gingerbread Cooking Recipe

Below is the quick and easy cooking recipe for Lafayette Gingerbread.

Get 5 eggs, half pound of brown sugar, half pound fresh butter, a pint of sugarhouse molasses, a pound and a half of flour, 4 tablespoonfuls of ginger, 2 large sticks of cinnamon, 3 dozen grains of12 allspice, 3 dozen of cloves, juice and grated peel of 2 lemons. Stir the butter and sugar to a cream; beat the eggs very well. Pour the molasses at once into the butter and sugar. Add the ginger and other spice, and stir all well together. Put in the eggs and flour alternately, stirring all the time. Stir the whole very hard, and put in the lemon at the last. When the whole is mixed, stir it till very light. Butter an earthen pan, or a thick tin or iron one, and put the gingerbread in it. Bake it in a moderate oven an hour or more, according to its thickness, or you may bake it in small cakes or little tins.

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