A deliciously moist never-fail loaf. I bake this loaf before bed and leave it in the cooling oven overnight. NO hard crusts!

Mandy

Recipe Summary

prep:
8 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 8 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 8x4 inch loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x4 inch loaf pan.

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  • In a small saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, golden syrup, and milk. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, and set aside. Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger, and allspice into a large bowl. Stir in the boiled mixture until just blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Turn down the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C), and bake for 1 hour, or until the top of the loaf springs back when lightly touched.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 56.7g 18% DV; fat 18g 28% DV; cholesterol 47.6mg 16% DV; sodium 296.5mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2007
Thank you for a delicious and moist recipe that made my house smell wonderful while it was baking. For those of you asking questions about golden syrup: Golden syrup like molasses is a product of the process of refining sugar. It is simply sugar cane juice that has been boiled down. It has the consistency of corn syrup but a golden color and a taste different from either light or dark corn syrup and also substantially different from its cousin molasses. This recipe is unlikely to taste as good without the use of honest-to-goodness golden syrup but if you must you can try substituting it with 2 parts light corn syrup and 1 part molasses or equal parts of honey and light corn syrup. You can purchase Lyles Golden Syrup on Amazon.com if you can't find it in local stores. Hope this helps. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2007
this recipe is wrong i would recommend another recipe Read More
(6)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2007
Thank you for a delicious and moist recipe that made my house smell wonderful while it was baking. For those of you asking questions about golden syrup: Golden syrup like molasses is a product of the process of refining sugar. It is simply sugar cane juice that has been boiled down. It has the consistency of corn syrup but a golden color and a taste different from either light or dark corn syrup and also substantially different from its cousin molasses. This recipe is unlikely to taste as good without the use of honest-to-goodness golden syrup but if you must you can try substituting it with 2 parts light corn syrup and 1 part molasses or equal parts of honey and light corn syrup. You can purchase Lyles Golden Syrup on Amazon.com if you can't find it in local stores. Hope this helps. Read More
(65)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2006
Very moist loaf. Really good recipe. I used a lemon sauce for the cut slices. I used corn syrup for the golden syrup because I wasn't sure what golden syrup is either. I also added 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice and 3 tsp of cinnamon sugar mixture. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
In order to help when looking for the ingredients golden syrup is the English reference to molasses. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
After reading the other reviews I decided to search for golden syrup so I could use the ingredients called for in the original recipe. I called a few gourmet and "world market-type" food stores and found it quite easily. Lyle's Golden Syrup is a popular brand most all of them carried and not terribly expensive either. This gingerbread was absolutely delicious. It smells wonderful while baking and produces a thick moist loaf. The only change I made was to increase the ginger to 2 Tablespoons. I believe I will be using this recipe from now on. Try it and see for yourself - you won't be disappointed. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2004
I tried this recipe yesterday the bread is exactly what I was hoping for. It is moist and firm holding together when sliced and even when buttered. I did use two tablespoons of ginger instead of the recommended one but that was the only change I made to the recipe. It rose beautifully in the bread pan and makes a fine big loaf. I won't look any farther than this for a gingerbread recipe. This is first-rate!! Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2006
This was pretty easy to make and as promised moist and delicious. My only problem was what's with the golden syrup and 6 oz of butter? I needed to do a little math to figure that if 8 oz are in a cup and a stick is a half a cup then I needed a stick and a half. I just winged it and assumed golden syrup was corn syrup. I still don't know if I was right but the recipe came out ok. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2007
Makes a very dense heavy loaf but has a wonderful flavor and is absolutely delicious the next day slathered with butter. I loved it! By the way I did not have golden syrup so I used molasses in its stead. Turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2007
This is a delicious gingerbread. I happened to have some golden syrup I brought back from Australia so I was fortunate enough to be able to follow the recipe exactly. It was just right and stayed nice and moist for several days. Delicious with butter! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2008
Unexpectedly Great! I'll explain for starters I had to improvise as I hadn't all ingreds. required onhand (like all spice ground ginger corn syrup or maple lol...the main ingredients) and also wanted it to be nearly sugar-free so here's what I did: In the saucepan I heated 1/4C sugar 3/4C water 2Tsp honey & 1/2Tsp maple syrup 1tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp orange essence and 1Tbs fresh grated ginger and a pinch fresh grated orange zest (what the heck might as well...right anywho)and followed the rest of the recipe as it stated only instead of using 2C all purpose flour I used 1C wheat &1C all purpose flour and 1Tsp cinnamon. I plan to pick up the ingredients required on my next shopping trip as I intend to make this bread exactly as the recipe states. Improvising with what I had onhand also turned out to be a very delicious dense bread. My hubby said it tasted alot like sweet potato bread and he ate quite a few pieces of it. So I guess I gained 2 recipes from one. Definately making again both ways. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2007
this recipe is wrong i would recommend another recipe Read More
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