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Gingerbread

gingerbread
Kristin Perers

gingerbread

A much-loved spicy bread, gingerbread was sold at fairs and markets, and given to children as a treat. There are many references to it in old cookery books  — in fact, ground ginger was almost as popular as caraway seeds. This recipe is particularly delicious.

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9
Servings
355
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon bread soda (baking soda)
  • 1 ounce golden raisins
  • 2 ounces ginger preserved in syrup, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, preferably free-range
  • 8 fluid ounces molasses
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 ounce raisins

Directions

Warm the milk gently with the bread soda and remove from the heat. Add the golden raisins and preserved ginger.

Cream the butter, add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, one by one. Stir in the molasses and fruit mixture, then add the flour and ground ginger. Mix well.

Pour into a large loaf pan which has been lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees for 1–1 ½ hours. Cool on a wire rack. Gingerbread keeps well in an airtight tin.

Nutritional Facts
Servings9
Calories Per Serving355
Total Fat12g18%
Sugar39gN/A
Saturated7g35%
Cholesterol63mg21%
Protein4g8%
Carbs60g20%
Vitamin A103µg11%
Vitamin B120.1µg2%
Vitamin B60.3mg15.3%
Vitamin C0.4mg0.7%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E0.4mg2.2%
Vitamin K1µg1%
Calcium103mg10%
Fiber1g3.9%
Folate (food)12µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)12µg3%
Iron2mg14%
Magnesium103mg26%
Monounsaturated3gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.8mg3.9%
Phosphorus70mg10%
Polyunsaturated0.7gN/A
Potassium665mg19%
Sodium35mg1%
Sugars, added37gN/A
Trans0.4gN/A
Zinc0.5mg3.1%
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