Christmas treat #1 - homemade gingerbreadFriday, December 06, 2013
Gingerbread is one of my favourite Christmas treats, and brings back lots of childhood memories as my mum always made it for my brother and I when we were kids.
My gingerbread recipe is incredibly moist and sticky - with a nice soft crust. And as a bonus - the house always smells amazing and while it's cooking.
This gingerbread recipe is incredibly easy to throw together - but does take about an hour to bake, so make sure you have time before getting started...
- 175g unsalted butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 3 Tbsp golden syrup
- 250ml milk (I prefer whole over skim)
- 250g plain flour
- 1 Tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
Sieve your flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon into a large bowl and slowly stir in your boiled mixture until just blended. The mixture will be quite 'wet' looking - don't worry it's meant to be like this.
Finally pour your mixture into your prepared loaf tin, turn down the oven to 160 Celsius and bake for about 1 hour - or until the top of your loaf springs back when lightly touched.