I was listening to Martha Stewart Living on Sirius yesterday (because that is what you do leading up to Thanksgiving) and there were guests on the show that brought in gingerbread. The lady chef and restaurant owner said that making gingerbread is her Thanksgiving tradition. I had never made it so I decided to give it a go and share with my coworkers for Thanksgiving Eve. Who knew that the secret to gingerbread is not ginger (spice) but molasses!
This bread comes out very moist and the house smelled amazing while it baked. I served it plain though I wish I had sprinkled some powdered sugar on top. Also, start checking after 45 minutes... in a glass pan, mine was ready after about 50 minutes.