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Old Fashioned Gingerbread Loaf
Old Fashioned Gingerbread Loaf

Old Fashioned Gingerbread Loaf

10 mins
35 mins

Traditional gingerbread loaf is perfect paired with a cup of tea. Use treacle and dark cane sugar for a richer, more flavoursome loaf.

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  • Ingredients
  • Method


  • 50g butter
  • 1 Tbsp Chelsea Treacle or Chelsea Golden Syrup
  • ½ cup Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar or Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar (100g)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Edmonds Standard Grade Flour (150g)
  • 1 tsp Edmonds Baking Powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp Edmonds Baking Soda
  • ¾ cup Meadow Fresh Original Milk (190ml)

ICING (optional)

  • 1 cup Chelsea Icing Sugar (150g)
  • 2-3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp chopped crystallised ginger

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Preheat oven to 190°C bake / 170°C fan bake. Line a loaf tin (approximately 22cm x 11cm) with baking paper.
In a large microwave-safe bowl or saucepan, melt Tararua Butter and Chelsea Treacle or Chelsea Golden Syrup together. Add Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar or Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar and egg. Mix well.
Add Edmonds Standard Grade Flour, Edmonds Baking Powder, ginger and mixed spice. Stir to combine.
Dissolve Edmonds Baking Soda in Meadow Fresh Original Milk, then stir into mixture.
Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until cooked through (a skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean). Place in tin on a wire rack to cool completely.
ICING (optional) : Whisk together Chelsea Icing Sugar and lemon juice to 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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