This gingerbread is the ultimate Christmas treat.
Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celcius. Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.
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