This recipe was given to my mother by Lilias Rider Haggard, the daughter of the author. She had been a playmate of my father when they were young children. I dislike recipes that do not give some guidance as to quantities, and neither my mother nor Lilias are available to ask for fuller details! But I can assure you it tastes really good.
8 oz flour
4 oz fat
Large tablespoon black treacle
Large tablespoon golden syrup
Large tablespoon brown sugar
Chopped crystallized ginger
(milk if needed)
Dissolve all wet ingredients in saucepan.
Pour onto the dry.
Add egg - and milk if it is not runny.
Pour into tin and bake in slow oven for 1 hour