Ginger sponge cake
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Ginger sponge cake

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Serves 1 - 12 Pieces

Ginger sponge, great as a cake or with custard

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 200g/7oz self-raising flour
  • 200g/7oz sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 55g/2oz margarine, plus extra for greasing
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 240ml/9fl oz hot water
  • Preparation method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350FGas 4. Grease and line a 28cm x 18cm/11in x 7in baking tin with greaseproof paper.

Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350FGas 4. Grease and line a 28cm x 18cm/11in x 7in baking tin with greaseproof paper. Mix the flour, sugar, ginger and bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl. Using your fingers, rub the margarine in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the beaten egg, syrup and hot water and mix well with a wooden spoon until combined.
    2. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the middle of the oven for 35–40 minutes, or until golden-brown and the top is springy to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin. Once cool, cut into squares.

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