My theme for the A to Z Challenge is Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura Ingalls Wilder was the author of the Little House books and there was a television series very loosely based on the books. I began reading the books when I was eleven years old (which even I have a hard time believing is over 40 years ago!). If you would like to read about my feelings about Laura, visit this site. I have also listed helpful sites and blogs in my sidebar if you would like to learn more.
G is for Gingerbread.
Do you know that Laura Ingalls Wilder was famous for her gingerbread? She was. I was never a big fan of gingerbread, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve developed a taste for it. I’ve never made any other gingerbread but Laura’s. And always with powdered sugar sprinkled over the top.
I use her recipe from this cookbook:
If you don’t happen to have the cookbook, let me direct you to Laura’s Sweet Memories which includes the gingerbread recipe along with a lovely picture. Now, Laura’s recipe in the cookbook calls for 1 cup of molasses (which I’ve always used) and Rev. Jim’s calls for 1/2 cup of molasses. I wonder what the difference makes in the taste.
I may have to make some gingerbread now.
Have a good G-day!
**Join me and many other Laura fans at LauraPalooza 2012 (the
second-ever Laura Ingalls Wilder Conference), which will be held July
12-14, 2012, in Mankato, Minnesota. For more information visit Beyond Little House and look for the heading “LauraPalooza 2012”. The pull down menu will have all of the information that you are looking for!**