100 year old gingerbread recipe below + a kitchen witching story I can 100% relate to...
“Hi there! I have a recipe for you (one that means a great deal to me). It’s been in my family for over 100 years. It sounds silly, but it’s for gingerbread. Gingerbread has always been strangely important to my family. also have a fun story about this recipe. Near Thanksgiving, I lost a citrine bracelet that I had made. I figured it came off at the grocery store and was gone forever. While I was mixing the batter, I saw something weird looking in it. I kid you not, I pulled my bracelet out of the batter, sticky and covered in dough. Most likely story? It fell off in the flour bag. How I want to interpret it? Magick.
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1 cup of white sugar
¼ cup cooking oil
1.5 cups molasses
1 cup of sweet milk
6 Tbsp Ginger
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
??? self rising flour
Mix the sugars, oil, and molasses. Add eggs and milk, mix. Added ginger and cinnamon, mix. Add enough flour to turn the dough into hard cakes (usually the outside of the cakes are also coated in flour). Baked at 350 degrees until golden brown.
Like I said, old family recipe so there is no exact amount of flour or baking time. And honestly the spice amounts are up to interpretation. The original recipe called for 4 Tbsp of ginger, but they always adjusted it and I recalled it being a little spicier so I added more. But to me, the magick this embodies is warmth, comfort, happiness, protection, connection to loved ones, remembering/grounding what is most important.”
Thank you @herb-tea-kitchenwitch for sharing such a treasured family recipe with me! I hope everyone enjoys this Witchy Wishlists gift as much as me :)