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Gingerbread loaf

Welcome back to Heronbrook Farm. After spending much of August away from the kitchen we’re back with a bang with our amazing Gingerbread loaf. This classic goes well on its own or spread with a little butter - or it can be warmed up and served with cream or butter as a simple dessert. It’s incredibly easy to make at home, and absolutely delicious - I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


250g  Self raising flour
2 tsp  Ground ginger
1 tsp  Ground cinnamon
1 tsp  Bicarbonate of soda
1 pinch of salt
200g  Golden syrup
125g  Muscavado sugar
125g  Butter (Unsalted)
240g  Whole milk
2   Medium eggs

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃. Lightly grease a standard loaf tin with butter and line with flour, shaking out the excess into the bin. Place the tin in the fridge until required.
  2. Place the muscovado sugar, golden syrup and butter in a small saucepan over a medium heat and warm to melt all of the ingredients together.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and bicarbonate of soda in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Place the milk in a jug and crack in both eggs, briefly whisk to combine.
  5. Pour the hot sugar and butter mixture into the bowl with the flour and mix together with a wooden spoon to combine. Then add in the milk/egg mixture and keep stirring until you have a thick but runny batter.
  6. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl and, once everything is combined, tip the batter into the prepared loaf tin.
  7. Place the tin in the centre of the oven, turn the temperature down to 170℃ and bake for 30mins by which time the loaf will have risen substantially and be dark brown on top.
  8. Remove from the oven and turn out onto a cooling rack - be careful as the loaf will be very soft at this stage.
  9. Leave it to cool completely for about an hour and then slice thickly and enjoy. It can be eaten on its own, like a cake, or spread with butter, or it can also be served warm with custard or cream as a simple dessert… enjoy!

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Gingerbread loaf