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Cumbrian Gingerbread

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Ingredients
  Lard 225 Gram
  Black treacle 225 Gram
  Soft brown sugar 225 Gram
  Plain flour 350 Gram
  Ground ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Mixed spice 2 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2
  Milk 300 Milliliter
  Bicarbonate of soda 2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 300 degrees.
2) Use baking parchment or greaseproof paper to line 2 loaf tins of 450 grams each.

MAKING
3) Melt the lard, treacle and sugar very slowly in a heavy pan.
4) Sift together the spices and flour in a large mixing bowl.
5) Add the eggs and the warm mixture to the flour and spices. Mix well.
6) In a pan, warm the milk and stir in the bicarbonate of soda.
7) Between the 2 loaf tins, divide the mixture equally and bake in the preheated oven for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours, till firm to touch.
8) Let the preparation cool in the tins.

SERVING
9) Unmold the gingerbread onto serving platter, cut the loafs into slices and serve as a dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Ginger
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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