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Ye Ole Gingerbread Recipe

Ye Ole Gingerbread

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

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x4 inch loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    8 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 8 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 13, 2007

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 product of the process of refining sugar. It is simply sugar cane juice that has been boiled down. It has the consistency of corn syrup, but a golden color and a taste different from either light or dark corn syrup, and also substantially different from its cousin, molasses. This recipe is unlikely to taste as good without the use of honest-to-goodness golden syrup, but if you must, you can try substituting it with 2 parts light corn syrup and 1 part molasses or equal parts of honey and light corn syrup. You can purchase Lyles Golden Syrup on if you can't find it in local stores. Hope this helps.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2007

this recipe is wrong i would recommend another recipe

Oct 20, 2006

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 of pumpkin spice and 3 tsp of cinnamon sugar mixture.

Jan 13, 2011

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

Jun 30, 2004

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 of the recommended one, but that was the only change I made to the recipe. It rose beautifully in the bread pan and makes a fine big loaf. I won't look any farther than this for a gingerbread recipe. This is first-rate!!

Dec 18, 2006

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 stores and found it quite easily. Lyle's Golden Syrup is a popular brand most all of them carried and not terribly expensive, either. This gingerbread was absolutely delicious. It smells wonderful while baking and produces a thick, moist loaf. The only change I made was to increase the ginger to 2 Tablespoons. I believe I will be using this recipe from now on. Try it and see for yourself - you won't be disappointed.

Jan 09, 2006

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 in a cup, and a stick is a half a cup, then I needed a stick and a half. I just winged it and assumed golden syrup was corn syrup. I still don't know if I was right, but the recipe came out ok.

Feb 14, 2007

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 molasses in its stead. Turned out great.


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  • Calories
  • 401 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.7 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 296 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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