Recipe by Mandy
"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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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 Amazon.com if you can't find it in local stores. Hope this helps.
this recipe is wrong i would recommend another recipe
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.
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!!
In order to help when looking for the ingredients, golden syrup is the English reference to molasses.
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.
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.
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ye Ole Gingerbread
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 162
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