This is one of my go to recipes for a quick dessert. It is easy to make from what you have in your pantry. I make my own biscuit mix as a easy way to save money on my food budget. This recipe is part of a series of recipes using the home made mix. I priced a box of Gingerbread mix when I was in the store and it is $2.39 a box. I haven’t bought any in a long time. Baking it this way is much cheaper and almost as easy.
Molasses is the star in this recipe. I make a point to keep it in my pantry so I can always make my own brown sugar. Molasses always needs to be mixed with a very warm liquid to release it’s flavor. You will need ground ginger, ground cinnamon and ground cloves to give an old fashion flavor. I used a 7 inch by 11 inch pan but it bakes nice in a 8 or 9 inch square baking pan. It is easy to mix by hand or use an electric mixer.
Quick Gingerbread from Biscuit Baking Mix
- 1 3/4 cups biscuit baking mix
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup melted shortening
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1/2 cup water or milk (very warm)
- 1/2 cup molasses
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Prepare a 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with vegetable spray.
Mix molasses and warm water or milk and set aside. In a medium mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and whisk. Add wet ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until top springs back when lightly touched. Serve warm or cold.