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Old Fashioned Gingerbread Loaf

By Chelsea Sugar
Old Fashioned Gingerbread Loaf
10 servings
  • 1 review

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 10 mins
  • Cooking time 30 mins
  • Serves

    50g butter
    1 tbsp Chelsea Treacle or Chelsea Golden Syrup
    1/2 cup Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar or Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
    1 egg
    1 cup Edmonds Plain Flour
    1 tsp Edmonds Baking Powder
    2-3 tsp ground ginger
    1 tsp mixed spice
    1 tsp Edmonds Baking Soda
    3/4 cup milk

    Icing (optional)
    1 cup Chelsea Icing Sugar
    2-3 tbsp lemon juice
    3 tbsp chopped crystallised ginger


    Preheat oven to 190°C bake.
    Line a loaf tin approximately 22cm x 11cm with baking paper.

    In a large microwave-safe bowl or saucepan, melt the butter and Chelsea Treacle or Chelsea Golden Syrup together.
    Add Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar or Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar and egg. Mix well, then add all other dry ingredients except the baking soda.
    Mix baking soda with the milk, then stir in. Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until cooked (when a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean with no fudgy crumbs attached).  Cool on a wire rack.

    Icing (optional)
    Whisk together Chelsea Icing Sugar and lemon juice until you form a smooth icing.
    Drizzle over cooled loaf then sprinkle with crystallised ginger.

    This loaf is delicious sliced and spread with butter!

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Average Rating
(1 review)

Made with brown sugar and golden syrup as this is what I had in the cupboard. Came out nice and soft, but could use more flavour. Would try again with dark cane sugar and more mixed spice and ginger (used 3tsp first time). As I don't use treacle in my baking, I won't bother to buy it to just use 1tbsp.

Good recipe, quite mild flavour if you follow quantities exactly.

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