Easy Gingerbread Recipe (Homemade)

Easy Gingerbread Recipe – This is a really old family recipe, my Gran used to bake this and it is delicious. Lots of people say this is good at Christmas, but I say its good all the time!! It is so easy to make, and all done by hand.

Serves: 30 (small squares)

Preparation: 15 minutes

Baking: 1 hour

Skill: Easy

Tin required: 1 x30cmx25cm (or closest to this) deep baking tray

Ingredients :

450g/1lb plain flour

1 tsp table salt

1 tbsp ground ginger

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

225g/8oz soft brown sugar

175g/6oz unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

175g/6oz treacle

175g/6oz golden syrup

Half pint whole milk

1 large egg, beaten

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Ingredients

Method :

Preheat your oven 170c/325f/gas mark 3. Line and grease (with greaseproof paper and butter) a 30x25cm baking tin.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 1
Place the flour, salt, ginger, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 2
In a saucepan, place the brown sugar, butter, treacle and golden syrup.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 3
Gently heat, stirring frequently, until all the butter has melted and the ingredients are well combined and liquid in consistency. Make sure it doesn’t boil.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 4
Take the saucepan off the heat and slowly pour the syrup mixture into the dry ingredients you placed in a large mixing bowl earlier.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 5
Once it is all in, start to mix with a wooden spoon. This is quite tough and the mixture will be very thick, but keep going until all the flour and liquid syrup mixture are combined.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 6
In a separate bowl, beat the egg and add the milk.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 7
Pour the egg/milk mixture into your mixing bowl and start to stir.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 8
This will take a while and be quite tough at first as the mixture is very thick. But keep at it until all the ingredients are combined.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 9
Transfer your cake mixture into your prepared tin and place in the oven.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 10
Bake for approximately 1 hour, but check after about 50 minutes by inserting a knife into the centre, if it comes out clean then it is cooked. Place it on a cooling rack and leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 11
Now remove it from the tin, but leave it in the greaseproof paper. Place it on the cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.

Easy Gingerbread Recipe Method 12
And thats it! So easy! It is really moist in the middle and almost crunchy on top, delicious!

Easy Gingerbread Recipe

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