I don't even have to have a pan of this in the oven to smell it, all I have to do is read the recipe. My grandmother made this a lot. She would always say,"Sit down honey I'll cut you a piece while it's warm", and she would always put a pat of butter on top.
Gingerbread is wonderful for breakfast or a nice dessert with fresh peaches and whipped cream, or grab a piece and run out the door.
Your kids will be giving you hugs by the hundreds after a piece of this.
Old-Fashioned Soft Gingerbread
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup molasses (any kind, I like dark)
1/4 cup melted butter
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, and spices together. Beat the egg, and add the milk and molasses to it; stir the liquid into the flour mixture. Add the melted butter and combine well. Pour into a well greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. This may also be baked in cupcake or muffin tins for 20-25 minutes.