*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                         Bread In Jars: Gingerbread
 Recipe By     : Anita A. Matejka
 Serving Size  : 5    Preparation Time :0:20
 Categories    : Holiday/Gift Ideas
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         ----Supplies Needed----
    5      jars          Ball (#14400-81400) -- (12 oz)
    8                    new lids - don't use old ones
    8      rings         okay to use old ones
    2 1/4  c             unbleached flour
      3/4  c             granulated sugar
    1      tsp           baking soda
      1/2  tsp           baking powder
      1/4  tsp           salt
    2      tsps          ginger
    1      tsp           cinnamon
      1/2  tsp           cloves
      3/4  c             margarine -- softened
      3/4  c             water
      1/2  c             molasses
 Preheat oven at 325.  Place a baking sheet onto middle rack and remove top rack
 from oven.  Before starting batter, wash jars, lids, and rings in hot soapy wate
 r and let drain, dry, and cool to room temperature.  Generously prepare inside o
 f jars with margarine.	To prepare batter, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, ba
 king powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in a mixing bowl.  In another mi
 xing bowl, combine margarine, water and molasses.  Divide batter among 5 jars (s
 hould be slightly less than half full).  Carefully wipe rims clean, then place j
 ars on baking sheet (or they'll tip over) in the center of oven.  Bake 40 minute
 s.  Keep lids in hot water until they're used.	When cakes are done, remove jars
   which are HOT from oven one at a time. If rims need cleaning, use moistened pap
 er towel.  Carefully put lids and rings in place, then screw tops on tightly shu
 t.  Place jars on a wire rack; they will seal as they cool.
 Once jars are cool, decorate with round pieces of cloth and then glue on flowers
 , ribbons, etc. on lid, ring and side of jar.  Unscrew the ring (the lid should
 be sealed by now) and place a few cotton balls on top of the lid (makes it poofy
  on top), then a piece of cloth (about 3 larger than the lid) on top and screw
 the ring back on.  Decorate as desired (example pinking shears).
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 NOTES : There’s no need to refrigerate them, they keep well in pantry for 6 mont