11 September 2013

Plate Up. Ginger Loaf

I must say I do love my loafs, particularly my date loaf. They make such a great morning or afternoon tea snack and are really easy to whip up. I'm stumbled across this Ginger Loaf recipe after a friend at work was talking about eating it as a child at home in NZ. Great, another loaf recipe! And this one doesn't disappoint. Again, it's super simple, moist and light, and really delicious.

What you'll need
50g butter
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoons ginger powder
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup milk

What to do
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease a 25cm x 11cm loaf tin. In a medium sauce pan, gently melt the butter and golden syrup together. In a mixer, cream the egg and sugar until they are looking like a smooth caramel sauce. Add the melted syrup mixture and mix together. Sift in the flour, baking powder, ginger and mixed spice and mix well. Then in a jug combine the milk and baking soda and gradually stir this into the mix. Your mixture should be quite runny (like a smoothie consistency). Pour into your loaf tin and cook for about 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Enjoy warm from the oven with a cup of tea.

Photos by Krissie.