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Old English Gingerbread
Old English Gingerbread

Old English Gingerbread

15 mins
1 hours 30 mins

This classic recipe brings the warmth of ginger and treacle together in a rich, moist spiced cake.

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  • Ingredients
  • Method


  • 500g (4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar
  • 175g butter
  • 6 Tbsp Chelsea Treacle
  • 6 Tbsp Chelsea Golden Syrup
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp warm milk to mix
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp approx. Chelsea Demerara Sugar

Chelsea Products in Recipe

Demerara Sugar

Demerara Sugar

Demerara (pronounced...
Golden Syrup

Golden Syrup

Chelsea Golden Syrup in the...
Soft Brown Sugar

Soft Brown Sugar

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Preheat the oven to 180°C. 

Sift together flour, salt, ginger and baking powder into a bowl. In a saucepan, warm Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar, butter, Chelsea Treacle and Chelsea Golden Syrup. 

In a separate pan, warm the 300ml of milk and beat in eggs. Combine with flour and syrup mixtures and mix thoroughly. Mix tablespoon of warm milk and bicarbonate soda together, then add to the mixture. 

Put into a 25cm square, well-greased or baking-paper lined cake tin. Mix the cinnamon with the Chelsea Demerara Sugar and sprinkle on the top. Bake for 1 1/2 hours (or until firm) at 180°C.


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