Gingerbread traybake

    1 hour 15 min

    The best sticky gingerbread ever - it's so nice I have to give some away or I can eat the lot. My sons like it without the iced topping on and have it with hot custard. I cut mine into long oblongs but they can be small squares, too. Not everyone likes crystallised ginger so this can be left off.


    Yorkshire, England, UK
    16 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • For the gingerbread
    • 275g golden syrup
    • 275g black treacle
    • 225g soft brown sugar
    • 225g butter
    • 450g self raising flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 4 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • For the topping
    • 225g icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 50g crystallised stem ginger, plus the syrup

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Grease a 30x23cm roasting tin or a traybake tin and line with parchment.
    2. Measure syrup, treacle, sugar and butter in a pan. Heat gently until all melted together. Take off heat and cool slightly.
    3. Stir in the flour and ground ginger until fully incorporated.
    4. Add the eggs and the milk and beat until mixed in and all smooth. It will be brown and runny now, so don't worry. Pour in to the prepared tin.
    5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Make sure it is cooked in the middle and starts to pull away from the sides. Turn out on to a cooling rack.
    6. Make the topping by combining the icing sugar with 1 tablespoon of water. Stir till smooth and add more water if needed to achieve a spreadable, but not too runny, consistency.
    7. Once completely cooled down pour on the topping. Sprinkle with the ginger pieces and drizzle with some of the syrup, if liked. Let this set completely before cutting in to long oblongs or squares. Then eat!

    Cook's notes

    This is fabulous with just the ground ginger added, you can also add mixed spice for a more "Christmassy" taste. Don't use this mix in bun cases or mini loaf tins as its too dense and you can't get the cases off.

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