Lafayette Gingerbread


1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup excellent brown sugar
1/2 cup warm milk
2 teaspoons powdered ginger
1/4 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 heaping teaspoon mace
1/4 heaping teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup molasses
4 tablespoons brandy or coffee
3 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
juice and grated rind of 1 large orange
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in a little warm water
1 cup seeded raisins, or zante currants, soaked overnight in


Cream the butter and brown sugar with a paddle. Add the warm milk. Mix all the spices together and add to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix in all other ingredients. Pour into a prepared 9x13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Recipe courtesy of Mrs. Vivian Minor Fleming, Military Regen

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