Ginger Muffins

         Yield: 24 Muffins
Categories: Bread, Muffins, My book

1/2 c Shortening 1/2 c Sugar 1 Egg 1 c Molasses; light preferably 3 c All-purpose flour 1 1/2 ts Soda 1/2 ts Salt 1 ts Cinnamon 1 ts Ginger 1/2 ts Ground cloves 1 c Hot water Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in the egg, then the molasses. Sift together the dry ingredients; stir into molasses mixture. Gradually add the hot water, beating until smooth. Line muffin pans with paper baking cups. Fill 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or till done. Touch lightly with finger - done if it bounces back. NOTE: My extra special muffins!