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Molasses

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Basic Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
  • 4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsulfured molasses
  • Currants
  • Royal Icing
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Black Bread

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons warm water, 100 degrees to 110 degrees
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 5 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 1/2 cups whole-wheat bread flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons bread flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons dark-rye flour
  • 2 tablespoons sifted cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • Canola oil, for bowl and plastic wrap
  • Coarse cornmeal, for sprinkling
  • 1 large egg white, slightly beaten
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Gingerbread Mini Cakes

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for muffin cups
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for muffin cups
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
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Gingerbread Layer Cake with Creamy Mascarpone Frosting

Time:2 hours 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups unsulfured molasses
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, whisked together
  • Creamy Mascarpone Frosting
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Stenciled Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsulfured molasses
  • Royal Icing
  • Confectioners' sugar or luster dust (nycake.com)
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Chewy Molasses Squares

Time:55 mins
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Baked Beans

Time:1 hour 20 mins
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Molasses-Glazed Turkey Breast and Acorn Squash

Time:1 hour 5 mins
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Hermit Bars

Other Ideas:
Dessert, Raisins, Spice cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup loosely packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 3/4 cup raisins
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Chipotle-Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups canned plum tomatoes, with their juices, pureed
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 2 dried ancho chiles, roasted, stemmed, and seeded
  • 2 dried pasilla chiles, roasted, stemmed, and seeded
  • 3 dried chile de arbol, roasted, stemmed, and seeded
  • 4 canned chipotle chiles, pureed
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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