Molasses Gingerbread OR in which I forget to add water to recipe and end up with amazing gingerbread

Ingredients for Molasses Gingerbread
Softened butter cut into cubes and sugar, ready to cream
Creaming butter and sugar together

Add eggs on at a time and mix well
Add molasses
Add sifted flour, salt, spices and baking soda
Mix well
This is the point at which you should gradually add the 3/4 cup cold water and mix well
Spoon into a lined baking tin

Left- another Apple Spice Cake
Right- Molasses Gingerbread


I had bought some molasses for a recipe a while ago and it needed to be used up so, as usual, I just googled "Molasses Recipes" and struck gold with this one. This Molasses Gingerbread is deep and heavy with lots of in your face flavour from the intense, almost burnt taste, of the molasses to the familiar warmth of the ginger, cinnamon and ground cloves. It cuts beautifully and is lovely by itself or slathered in butter. 

Ingredients

1 and 3/4 cups of plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch of salt
100 grams of butter cut into cubes then left to soften
1/3 cup white sugar
1 large egg
3/4 cup Molasses
3/4 cold water (While typing out his recipe, this is the exact point that I realised I didn't add the water)

Method

Preheat oven to 175 C
Grease and line a loaf or round cake tin
Sift together the flour. baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt and set aside till needed
Beat butter and sugar together till light and creamy
Add eggs one at a time till well combined
Pour Molasses into bowl, in a steady stream, beating all the time
Add pre sifted flour mixture, and mix well
This is the point at which you should add the 3/4 cup of cold water till well incorporated
Pour (see I had to SPOON the mixture, that should have been a dead give away that something wasn't right) mixture into prepared tin
Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean about 35-40 minutes
Let cool in pan then cool completely on cooking rack
Serve plain, dusted with icing sugar or slathered with soft butter

Oh well, I made a mistake, but it still turned out amazing!

So tell me, what "mistakes" have you made in the kitchen? Did anyone except you, notice? 









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