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Old 16-12-2007, 04:20 AM posted to rec.food.cooking
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honeybunch wrote on Sat, 15 Dec 2007 19:45:14 -0800 (PST):

h The recipe in my 1962 edition of The Joy of Cooking for
h gingerbread men on page 677 is worn out. I cant read the
h number of cups of flour needed. I would be grateful it
h anyone has this old copy and would tell me about the flour.
h This is a great recipe. It has no eggs and the gingerbread
h just gets better and better as it ages. Thanks very much.

I think the same eggless recipe may be on page 662 of the 1963
edition. Anyway, it's

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour.
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup water

I'm giving the ingredient list so that you can check if it might
be the same recipe. If you want, I can give more details of the
rather long recipe.

James Silverton
Potomac, Maryland

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