Originally Posted by bandonjan
My uncle used to make the best sauce to go over the gingerbread. It may have been a butter sauce. It was warm, so he may have melted the butter. Has anyone heard of something similar? I love gingerbread and will try this recipe. Thank you for posting it.
My mother used to make a lemon flavored sauce for gingerbread. It was just a basic cornstarch sauce.
1/4 to a 1/2cup of sugar
1 T of cornstarch.
juice and zest of one lemon
1 cup boiling water
1 T butter
Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a saucepan, stir in approx. half of the boiling water, add lemon juice and zest. Stir over medium heat until the mixture thickens and clears. Add more boiling water to adjust the thickness of the sauce. Remove from heat, add butter, continue stirring until the butter melts and serve.
A basic cornstarch sauce can be flavored with nutmeg, cognac, rum etc...
Nice on a plain piece of pound cake.