8 c Unbleached Flour
1/4 c Baking Powder
1 ts Baking Soda
1 tb Ginger
2 c Vegetable Shortening
2 c Sugar
1 tb Salt
1 ts Cloves
1 tb Cinnamon
Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl, mixing well. With a
pastry blender, cut in the shortening until evenly distributed. Mixture
will resemble cornmeal in texture. Put in a large airtight contaniner and
label Gingerbread Mix. Store in a cool, dry place and use within 10 to 12
Makes about 13 cups of mix.
VARIATION: Substitute 2 cups of brown sugar for granulated sugar.
From “Make-A-Mix Cookery” by Karine Eliason, Nevada Harward & Madeline
Westover. Dedicated to memory of Freddi Michael from SYSOP of The Home BBS.