Jan 28, 2019



Cheryl Wixson
Old-time Maine cookbooks say to add 1 cup frozen wild blueberries dusted with flour to your favorite gingerbread recipe.


  • 1 cup molasses
  • ¼ pound butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup frozen wild Maine blueberries dusted with flour.


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9- inch x 13- inch pan.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, cream together molasses and butter.
  • Beat in the egg.
  • Whisk together the dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture, beating to combine.
  • Stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Scrape sides and mix well.
  • Fold in the frozen wild Maine blueberries.
  • Spoon into prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  • Let cool on a rack.
  • Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream.

Cheryl's Notes

Makes 16 servings.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 139 calories, 2 grams protein, 23grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fat, 195 mg. sodium, 1 gram fiber.

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