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Gingerbread Recipe      Veg    CD  CBF  75mins

 

Makes 1 x 18cm/7 inch square  cake    Cold  Vegetarian  Cakes Baked Fayre 

 

Ingredients:

225g/8oz Plain Flour

1 teasp Bicarbonate of Soda

1 1/2 teasp Ground Ginger

50g/2oz Black Treacle

100g/4oz Golden Syrup

75g/3oz Margarine

50g/2oz Soft Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

2 tbsp Milk

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas mark 3 and grease an 18cm/7inch square tin and line the base with greaseproof paper. Sift flour, Bicarbonate of soda and ginger into bowl.

 

2. Place the treacle and golden syrup in a saucepan with the margarine and brown sugar and gently eat until melted. In a bowl, beat together eggs and milk.

 

3. Pour melted ingredients, then beaten eggs into the bowl containing the flour and mix to thick batter, then pour into the lined tin. Bake in centre of oven for 1 hour.

 

 

 

 

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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

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Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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