So even though Marie has asked for a meal, I'm going to be a rebel and post a desert!
Or more to the point GINGERBREAD CAKE!
I love baking, Im not very good, but I do like to try things out and learn new recipes. This particular recipe was given to me by my Mum which she had found, and gave it to me so I could bake it for her (she is not keen on baking!).
So here are the ingredients...
225g (8oz) Self raising flour
115g (4oz) Light soft brown sugar
3 tsp Ground ginger (or ginger essence)
1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
55g (2oz) Treacle
65g (2 1/2oz) Golden syrup
200ml (7floz) Milk
And here is the method...
Preheat oven to 150c/300f/Gas 2. Grease and line a 20cm cake tin with greaseproof paper.
Sift all the dry ingrediantes except the sugar into a large mixing bowl.
Warm the sugar, butter, treacle and golden syrup in a pan over a low heat until the butter has melted.
Stir in the melted ingredients into the centre of the dry mix together with the milk and beaten egg. Beat thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
Pour the mix into the prepared tin and bake in the centre of the oven for about an hour or until well risen and just firm to touch.
Leave to cool in the tin for about 15 mins, then turn onto a wire rack. When cold wrap in foil without removing the lining paper.
And enjoy!! I love this cake as it reminds me of Christmas just without all the trimmings!
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Mummy B xoxox