Gingerbread

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Gingerbread recipe

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas mark 4 and line a loaf tin. Sieve the flour with the ginger, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl
2
Put the golden and ginger syrups, sugar and butter into a small saucepan, and warm over a low heat. Let the mixture bubble gently for a minute
  • 200g of golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp of ginger syrup
  • 125g of dark muscavado sugar
  • 125g of butter
3
Break the eggs into a bowl, pour in the milk and beat gently to break up the egg and mix it with the milk
4
Remove the butter and sugar mixture from the heat and pour it into the flour, stirring smoothly and firmly then mix in the milk and eggs. The mixture should be sloppy, with no trace of flour. Pour into the lined loaf tin and bake for 35-40 minutes
5
Check the gingerbread is cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre of the cake – if it comes out clean, it’s done
6
Unless you’re serving it warm, leave the cake in its tin to cool, then tip it out on to a sheet of greaseproof paper. Wrap it up in foil and leave to mature for a day or two before eating
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