1 cup molasses 1 teaspoon soda 1/2 cup boiling water 11/2 teaspoons ginger
21/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons melted butter
Add water to molasses. Mix and sift dry ingredients, combine mixtures, add butter, and beat vigorously. Pour into a buttered shallow pan, and bake twenty-five minutes in a moderate oven. Chicken fat tried out and clarified furnishes an excellent shortening, and may be used in place of butter.