Gingerbread Loaf for Christmas

Gingerbread Loaf for Christmas


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Classic gingerbread loaf is simple to make and a delight for young and old. It is best eaten the day after baking.


Serves: 8 

  • 60g butter
  • 150ml honey
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 300g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 100g candied orange peel, finely diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:1day resting  ›  Ready in:1day1hour30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the honey and sugar and stir until dissolved. Transfer to a mixing bowl and let cool.
  3. Add the sifted flour, baking powder and bicarb soda. Mix well.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into loaf tin. Bake 45 minutes, reduce heat to 150 degrees C and bake 15-30 more minutes or until it tests done. Let cool on a rack, then let stand in a cool dry area 24 hours before serving.

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