Ye Ole Gingerbread

Ye Ole Gingerbread

Mandy 3

"A deliciously moist never-fail loaf. I bake this loaf before bed and leave it in the cooling oven overnight. NO hard crusts!"


1 h 8 m servings 401 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.7g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, golden syrup, and milk. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, and set aside. Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger, and allspice into a large bowl. Stir in the boiled mixture until just blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Turn down the oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C), and bake for 1 hour, or until the top of the loaf springs back when lightly touched.
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  1. 37 Ratings


Thank you for a delicious and moist recipe that made my house smell wonderful while it was baking. For those of you asking questions about golden syrup: Golden syrup, like molasses, is a produc...

Very moist loaf. Really good recipe. I used a lemon sauce for the cut slices. I used corn syrup for the golden syrup because I wasn't sure what golden syrup is either. I also added 1/2 tsp o...

In order to help when looking for the ingredients, golden syrup is the English reference to molasses.

I tried this recipe yesterday the bread is exactly what I was hoping for. It is moist and firm, holding together when sliced and even when buttered. I did use two tablespoons of ginger instead...

After reading the other reviews, I decided to search for golden syrup so I could use the ingredients called for in the original recipe. I called a few gourmet and "world market-type" food store...

This was pretty easy to make and as promised, moist and delicious. My only problem was, what's with the golden syrup and 6 oz of butter? I needed to do a little math to figure that if 8 oz are i...

Makes a very dense, heavy loaf, but has a wonderful flavor and is absolutely delicious the next day slathered with butter. I loved it! By the way, I did not have golden syrup so I used molasse...

This is a delicious gingerbread. I happened to have some golden syrup I brought back from Australia, so I was fortunate enough to be able to follow the recipe exactly. It was just right, and st...

Unexpectedly Great! I'll explain, for starters I had to improvise as I hadn't all ingreds. required onhand (like all spice, ground ginger, corn syrup or maple lol...the main ingredients) and als...