Orange Gingerbread

Orange Gingerbread


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This is a little different from standard gingerbread in that it incorporates candied orange peel and almonds.


Serves: 18 

  • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
  • 1 3/4 cups (210g) wholemeal flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) beer
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup diced candied orange peel
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

  1. Stir together the flours, spices, and bicarb soda.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar and molasses. Beat in the eggs, then the beer. Beat the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Stir in the raisins, orange peel and almonds. Turn the batter into a greased and floured 20x30cm baking pan.
  3. Bake at 170 degrees C for 40 minutes, or until done. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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