Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Spicy gingerbread loaf

This recipe is a firm family favourite and is pretty quick to whip up with the added bonus that its all made in one pan (less washing up, yeah I say). It has a lovely warm spicy flavour which is perfect with a cup of tea after a walk in blustery autumnal weather when you have been kicking through fallen leaves.

The sultanas are moist and juicy and really add something to this bake and it stores perfectly wrapped in an airtight tin, the recipe also has the bonus of making two loaf cakes.

What you need
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of sultanas
  • 4 oz Quality margarine or butter
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp mixed spice ( I used Lebuchen mix )
  • 3 tsp ground ginger

Boil this for 10 minutes or so to allow the fruit to swell, then cool fully, add 2 eggs and 2 cups self raising flour and 1/2 tsp cream of tartar, mix well and pour into two 2lb loaf tins, bake in a preheated oven at 160c for 40-50 minutes.

Super easy, wonderful comfort food .......

This would also be served at a bonfire party or for revellers paying a visit trick or treating.



I'm linking up this to Treat Petite hosted alternatively by Cakeyboi and The Baking Explorer, the theme this month is Trick or Treat.

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And also Bake of the Week over with Helen at Casa Costello


Casa Costello said...

A slice of this is compulsory at Bonfire night celebrations! Looks a great bake. Thanks again for joining in with #Bakeoftheweek Roundup and New Linky open later x

Kat BakingExplorer said...

One of my favourites too Linzi! Never seen it with sultanas, will have to try that out next time I make a gingerbread loaf. Thanks for entering into Treat Petite!

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