Soft Gingerbread ~1866

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Soft Gingerbread Recipe

Note: Saleratus is baking soda. The introductory remarks suggest sticking a broom straw in the center of the bread. If it comes out clean, it’s done. If it has bread sticking on it, it needs more time to bake.

Broom straw/toothpick more or less interchangeable I suppose. The toothpick industry sure saw a niche!

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Source: Mrs. Crowen’s American Lady’s Cookery Book, 1866.

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