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55Total Time
15Prep Time
40Bake Time

Gingerbread Loaf Recipe

Quick and easy

1 Reviews

About the bake

Dark and sticky, this is a wickedly comforting tea time treat, especially when sliced and spread with butter. This recipe would be great served to house guests around the Christmas festive season.

If you enjoyed this recipe, we think you should try our gingernuts recipe next!

55Total Time
15Prep Time
40Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C, gas mark 3). Grease and line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with baking parchment or use a ready made loaf tin liner.

  2. Step 2:

    Chop the stem ginger into tiny pieces as this does not melt fully. Place the butter, molasses sugar, treacle and stem ginger in a pan and place over a medium heat, stirring regularly until fully melted and combined.

  3. Step 3:

    In a large bowl combine the self raising flour, ground cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda.

  4. Step 4:

    In a jug combine the egg and milk.

  5. Step 5:

    Remove the butter mixture pan from the heat, and carefully pour into the bowl with the flour mixture, followed by the egg and milk mixture. Quickly stir it all together until well combined and pour into the prepared tin.

  6. Step 6:

    Bake in the oven on a baking sheet in the middle of the oven for 40 minutes or until risen and firm to the touch.

  7. Step 7:

    Remove from the oven and leave to cool in its tin on a wire rack. Serve sliced at room temperature spread with a little butter.


    • 110g Salted butter (softened)
    • 110g Billington's Unrefined Molasses Sugar
    • 110g Black treacle
    • 3 Stem ginger (balls)
    • 175g Allinson's Self Raising Flour
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
    • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 Free range large egg(s) (beaten)
    • 150ml Milk (whole)


  • 2lb/900g loaf tin

Nutritional Information

per 54g
  • 203cal Energy
  • 8.8g Fat
  • 5.3g of which Saturates
  • 28g Carbohydrates
  • 17g of which Sugars
  • 2.7g Protein
  • 0.62g Salt

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