3/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon each fresh ginger and crystallized ginger, chopped very finely
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon dried ground ginger
1/4 cup hot water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease an 8x8 square pan or 9 inch round pan.
Beat together wet ingredients—not the hot water. Add chopped gingers.
In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.
Pour dry ingredients into wet,
blending thoroughly. Stir in hot water. This is a very thin batter.
Pour into prepared pan and bake 30-40 minutes until firm to the touch with browned
edges. Cool 10 minutes before cutting.
Serve warm with Roasted Pears. Cover leftovers to store.