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Dorset Gingerbread

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Serves 1 - 1 Cake

This loaf/cake is great with a nice cuppa coffee :-)

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  • 8oz Butter
  • 8oz Dark Muscovado Sugar
  • 8oz Black Treacle
  • 2 Eggs
  • 12oz Plain Flour
  • 4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 pint Milk
  • 3 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda


    1. Grease and line a cake tin that is 8x12 in size. Heat the butter, sugar and treacle together in a pan until the butter has just melted.
    2. Beat the eggs lightly in a bowl.
    3. Sift the flour, ginger and cinnamon into another bowl. Stir the melted mixture and the eggs into the flour.
    4. Heat the milk until lukewarm. Remove the heat and stir into the bicarbonate of soda. Add to the mixture and beat well. Pour into the prepared tin.
    5. Bake at 170c/Gas 3 for 1 1/2 hours. Turn out and allow to cool on a rack.

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