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Meadow Hill Gingerbread

From MEADOW HILL BED & BREAKFAST
Ingredients:

Cream together:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup molasses

Sift together:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed sugar, shortening and molasses mixture and stir. Gradually stir in one cup of hot water. Pour into a greased and floured rectangular cake pan. Sprinkle some additional sugar on top. Bake at 350 degrees until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Your kitchen will smell great! Serve plain, with lemon sauce or with whipped cream. Delicious!