So, a group of friends and I took a short trip into the Belgium Ardennes to chill out, drink wine and get away from technology. I decided it would be a nice retreat treat to have a scrummy home-baked loaf on standby for cups of tea in the spring sunshine…and it did the job superbly.
3 tblsp Golden Sryup
1.5 tsp Ginger powder
50gm Butter, soft.
100gm White sSgar
Grated orange rind (of one small orange). Optional.
120 ml Boiling Water
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
Heat oven to 160C and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
Mix butter, syrup, rind and hot water till butter melts.
Add egg and whisk quickly.
Add flour, ginger, baking powder and soda.
Mix all together. Pour into loaf tin. (Dont worry, it can look quite runny – this is fine).
Bake in oven for approx. 30min minutes.
Test with wooden skewer to check inside cooked. When it comes out clean, it is done.
Allow to cool a bit before tipping out. Serve warm or cold with fresh butter.