Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mary K's Gingerbread

1 teaspoon each of mixed spice and cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
100 g butter, plus a little extra to grease the tin
3 large tablespoons golden syrup (about 75gm)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk
2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 180 deg Celsius. Butter a 23cm by 12cm loaf tin and line the bottom with baking paper. Put spices, flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Put butter, golden syrup and milk into a saucepan and place over low heat. Mix until melted and smooth. Quickly stir in the baking soda and add this mixture to the dry ingredients in the bowl. Mix well and pour into the tin. Bake for about 30 mins or until skewer comes out clean. Remove from over, cool a little, turn out onto rack and cool completely. Serve with cheddar cheese.