2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
Powdered sugar for dusting the top if desired
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, thoroughly stir together the flour, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until well combined. Add the molasses and vanilla. Mix well. Add the eggs, one at a time, until well mixed.
Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk, stirring just until blended after each addition.
Spoon the batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
Remove from the pan and cool.
To serve, dust with powdered sugar