I had a bit of a fancy for some ginger the other day but didn’t really want to go with the original classic biscuit so opted for the loaf form instead :) Thought I may as well share the wealth with you lovely folk too :)
No beating around the bush this post, so lets bake!
- 175g butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 3 tablespoons of golden syrup
- 250ml milk
- 250g plain flour
- 1 and a half tablespoons of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of mixed spices
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- One Oven
- One non-stick pan
- A measuring jug
- A set of scales
- The trustee wooden spoon, or two
- Tablespoon and teaspoon
- The “holy” sieve
- Pre-heat the oven to 180
- Place the butter in the pan over a low heat and begin to melt, add in the sugar, golden syrup and milk. Mixing continuously as you do and being careful not to splash! Bring your ingredients to the boil making sure they are mixing together nicely. Once at the boil remove from the heat and move on to the dry ingredients.
- Sieve the flour, bicarbonate, ground ginger, ground cinnamon and mixed spice into the mixing bowl.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the contents of the pan. Again being careful to watch your fingers on the hot contents.
- I found it easier to fold the flour into the mix before whisking to ensure no lumps! However if you have a fancy mechanical whisk you can whisk it straight off :)
- Pop it into a greased loaf tin and into the oven it goes.
- As you place it in the oven turn down the heat to 160 and bake for 1hour :)