Ye Ole Gingerbread Loaf

    1 hour 8 mins

    A deliciously moist, never-fail gingerbread loaf. I bake this loaf before bed and leave it in the cooling oven overnight. No hard crusts!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 185g butter
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons (90g) golden syrup
    • 1 cup (250ml) milk
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 1 tablespoon allspice
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda

    Prep:8min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr8min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a medium sized pot, bring the butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk to the boil. Add the sifted flour, ginger and all spice and mix well. Dissolve the baking soda in a little hot water and mix in with the rest of the ingredients. Pour into a non-stick greased loaf tin.
    3. Place the tin in the oven and reduce the temperature to 160C and cook for 1 hour.

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    omg, this recipe was so easy peasy to make and once it was cooked it was beautiful, light and so moist. With a dollop of butter on top!! it was just yummo! Thanks for recipe!  -  10 Oct 2011


    Thank you for a delicious and moist recipe that made my house smell wonderful while it was baking. For those of you asking questions about golden syrup: Golden syrup, like molasses, is a product of the process of refining sugar. It is simply sugar cane juice that has been boiled down. It has the consistency of corn syrup, but a golden color and a taste different from either light or dark corn syrup, and also substantially different from its cousin, molasses. This recipe is unlikely to taste as good without the use of honest-to-goodness golden syrup, but if you must, you can try substituting it with 2 parts light corn syrup and 1 part molasses or equal parts of honey and light corn syrup. You can purchase Lyles Golden Syrup on if you can't find it in local stores. Hope this helps.  -  13 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    help pls -made this buy top gets hard so have to take out of oven which means inside is VERY heavy-even uncooked properly.  -  03 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)