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  1. --Supplies Needed--

  2. 5 jars Ball (#14400-81400) -- (12 oz)

  3. 8 new lids - don't use old ones

  4. 8 rings okay to use old ones

  5. --Batter--

  6. 2 1/4 c unbleached flour

  7. 3/4 c granulated sugar

  8. 1 tsp baking soda

  9. 1/2 tsp baking powder

  10. 1/4 tsp salt

  11. 2 tsps ginger

  12. 1 tsp cinnamon

  13. 1/2 tsp cloves

  14. 3/4 c margarine -- softened

  15. 3/4 c water

  16. 1/2 c molasses

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 3" larger than the lid


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