Agave Gingerbread

Serves: 20

   1 cup butter
   1 1/2 cups agave, divided
   1 egg
   2 1/2 cups flour
   2 teaspoons ground ginger
   1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
   1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
   3/4 cup boiling water

Agave Gingerbread is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 8-1/2 x 4-1/2-inch loaf pans. In a bowl, cream together butter and 1/2 cup agave. Mix in egg. In a medium bowl, blend together flour, ginger, baking soda and cinnamon. In a small bowl, blend remaining 1 cup agave with boiling water. With mixer running, add 1/3 dry mixture to creamed butter mixture. When dry mixture is incorporated completely, add 1/3 liquid mixture. Continue adding ingredients in batches, alternating the dry and liquid. Turn batter into prepared pans, dividing equally. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.