ginger bread

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 dates
Chopped crystallized ginger
1 egg
(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

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posted by morrice on 24 Feb 06 - 6004 views


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