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Sailor's Duff


Similar to gingerbread, it is best served warm.





  1. Cream together brown sugar and butter.
  2. Dissolve baking soda in molasses and add to brown sugar mixture; mix well.
  3. Add cinnamon, ginger, egg, milk, baking powder and flour.
  4. Pour into a buttered pudding mold or a buttered 1-pound coffee can.
  5. To steam, set on a rack in a large, deep kettle, add water to come halfway up sides of coffee can or mold. Bring water to a gentle boil, cover the kettle, lower heat and steam for 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Serve warm with sauce.
  7. Sauce: Beat egg yolks well, gradually adding sugar. Add brandy and blend.
  8. Just before serving, whip cream and fold into sauce.


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