Ginger and Molasses Loaf
At my DIY Christmas Gift and Beauty Product Workshop one year, I wanted to create a recipe that would make a lovely home-made gift (obviously!) or a tasty treat to have after Christmas lunch.
The ginger and molasses in this recipe produce a taste reminiscent of gingerbread men and all things Christmas. Experiment with other ingredients like dates and walnuts, but this one is hard to go past on its own, judging by the ‘double thumbs up’ from the ladies at the workshop not to mention my family!
- 1 cup white spelt flour
- 1 cup wholemeal spelt flour
- 3 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- small pinch nutmeg
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 100 gms butter
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/4 cup yoghurt
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a loaf tin and line it with parchment paper.
- Sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, bicarb soda and sea salt into a bowl and combine.
- Warm the butter, sugar, molasses, and maple syrup in a saucepan over low heat until the butter has melted. Pour this into the dry mixture and add the yoghurt and egg and stir until just combined.
- Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 30 – 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then turn onto a wire rack.
- Once cool wrap it up in baking paper keep in fridge for 3-5 days before eating. Or not!
- Slice and spread with butter and enjoy!