Traditional gingerbread


Traditional gingerbread

A recipe from Chelsea in NZ. Another favourite.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 slices


  • 100 grams butter
  • 2 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 5 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped


  • Pre-heat oven 190°C. Line a loaf tin with baking paper. In a large microwave-proof bowl or saucepan, melt the butter and Chelsea Golden Syrup together.
  • Add egg and brown sugar, mix well, then add all other dry ingredients except the baking soda.
  • Mix the soda with the milk and stir in. Pour into prepared loaf tin and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until cooked (when a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean with no fudgy crumbs attached). Cool on a wire rack, slice and butter when cool.

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