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Recipe request: grasmere gingerbread


On February 7, 2019 By Rebecca Field

Grasmere Gingerbread

Gingerbread From the Colossal Cookie cookbook


Very quick and easy recipe for packed lunches or tea time cakes.


225g/8oz plain flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

120g/4oz lightly salted butter

200g/7oz light brown sugar

1 tbsp golden syrup

1 tbsp chopped candied orange peel or candied citrus peel

1 tbsp chopped crystallized ginger


Preheat oven to 350cF/175oC. Grease and line a 7 x 11 inch shallow tin.

Beat butter, sugar and golden syrup until light and well blended. Beat in remaining ingredients and press into prepared tin.

Bake for 25 to 30 mins or until pale golden.

IMPORTANT Cut into pieces while still hot but leave in tin to cool.


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Vanilla Steusel Cake

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