Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Baking with Style

Betty begins her holiday baking the first weekend in December. Just because she spends her days in the kitchen doesn't mean she shouldn't look good. With these aprons Betty can keep her clothes nice and her holidays filled with sugar and spice. Speaking of spice, every Christmas Betty makes savory gingerbread. Check out her recipe below!

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Better Homes and Gardens: Pies and Cakes 1966
Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar to 1/2 cup shortening, creaming till light. Add 1 egg and 1/2 cup light molasses; beat thoroughly. Sift together 1 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon soda, 1/2 teaspoon ginger and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture alternately with 1/2 cup boiling water, beating after each addition. Bake in well-greased 8x8x2 inch pan in moderate oven (350 degrees) 35-40 minutes or till done. Serve warm with Citrus Fluff.

Citrus Fluff
In small saucepan, beat 1 egg; add 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon grated orange peel, 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Cook and stir over low heat till thick, about 5 minutes. Cool thoroughly. Fold in 1 cup whipping cream, whipped. Chill. Spoon onto squares of warm gingerbread. Garnish with a twist of orange. Makes about 2 cups topping.


  1. what a festive selection of aprons-- and i love your wonderful blog as well! thanks so much for the feature-- and happiest holidays to you!
    kathi-- from 5gardenias

  2. These are so cute! I've been too busy to begin any holiday baking :( I am however, hosting 13 family members from out-of-town today for lunch and dinner. Now where is my apron...