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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and butter and line a 900g loaf tin. Put the honey, butter and sugar in a saucepan and warm over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved. Remove from the heat and pour in the milk and vanilla, then set aside to cool.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the flour into a bowl with the baking powder, spices and a pinch of salt. Add the egg, then gently fold in along with the melted butter mixture. Once combined, tip into the prepared tin, place on a baking tray, and bake for 40 mins until springy to the touch and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Leave to cool for 10 mins in the tin, then place on a cooling rack and leave to cool completely. Will keep in an airtight container for up to four days.

Recipe tip: a twist

Gingerbread fritters
Dip slices of the loaf in beaten egg, then fry in foaming butter until golden. Serve hot with a scoop of ice cream, and a spoonful of whipped cream or leftover brandy butter.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, Christmas 2020

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