1/4 C. sugar
1/4 C. shortening
1 egg
1/2 C. molasses
1 1/4 all-purpose flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. ground cloves
1/4 C. hot water

In med. mixing bowl, beat sugar & shortening together until fluffy. Add egg &molasses;beat until combined. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, & cloves. Add to sugar mixture; beat until smooth. Stir in hot water.
Pour desired amount into the waffle maker and cook until done