Sunday, June 5, 2011


Image result for gingerbread cakeNational Gingerbread Day is June 5th. My step-mother made Gingerbread with Sauce for my December birthday many years ago. Who knew the observance was in June!  I found this recipe in my mom's cookbook with notations Gramsy made; circling molasses and buttermilk and checking off ingredients in the second recipe. I love Gingerbread any time of the year.

Sauce over Gingerbread
In a saucepan WITHOUT heat, dissolve 1 TBSP cornstarch and 1 TBSP flour in 2 TBSP cold water until no lumps appear. (use a fork or small whisk) Then add:
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter
1 1/4 cup water
Bring to a boil, stirring until thick. Remove from heat. Add 1 tsp vanilla. 
Spoon over slices of Gingerbread. Top with whipped cream.