Dark Ginger Loaf

This Dark ginger loaf recipe I have had for over 20 years and  was given to me by my neighbour where we had our  first house , we were both pregnant at the time and we craved  and ate this a lot!  you can replace the treacle with golden syrup or date syrup or brown rice syrup Pictured here with cinnamon ginger butter ( recipe on the website )and  chopped  crystallised ginger Recipe by Melanie Eady’s neighbour


  • 4 oz butter (115g)
  • 4 oz brown sugar (115g)
  • 4 oz treacle
  • 6 oz flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees, fan bake. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Melt the butter, treacle and brown sugar (don’t boil).
  3. Sift dry ingredients together. Combine the liquid ingredients with the dry and add the beaten egg.
  4. Warm the milk separately and add the soda. Add the milk/soda mixture to the rest of the mixture and combine well.
  5. Pour into greased loaf tin and bake for 1 hour. Cool in tin before turning onto wire rack.

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