Evidently A.D. loved gingerbread.
From the box of A.D. from Lutz, Florida, by way of Pennsylvania in the 1940s, and originating in Ohio in the 1920s.
Hot Water Ginger Bread
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup melted fat
3 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ginger
Mix and add 1 tsp. of soda in 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until smooth. Pour into pans and bake 40 minutes in a moderate oven.
Only a teaspoon of ginger? Wimp!