Gingerbread Deluxe with Apple Nut Whip
Ingredients for Gingerbread Deluxe:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup molasses
2 cups sifted white flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup buttermilk
Ingredients for Apple Nut Whip:
1 egg white
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup whipped topping
2 apples, grated
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
Directions for Gingerbread Deluxe:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, cream the shortening.
Add the sugar gradually, and cream the mixture thoroughly.
Blend in the egg and the molasses.
Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, and cinnamon together.
Add the sifted mixture to the molasses mixture in small portions, alternating with portions of the buttermilk.
Pour the gingerbread batter into a greased 13” x 9” baking dish.
Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
While the gingerbread is baking, make the Apple Nut Whip as directed below.
Directions for Apple Nut Whip:
Beat the egg white until it holds a point.
Gradually beat in the powdered sugar.
Fold in the whipped topping.
Squeeze the excess moisture out of the grated apples, and fold the apples and nuts into the mixture.
Chill, and serve over warm gingerbread.