Monday, 16 December 2013

Jamie's Ultimate Gingerbread

Another festive recipe!

Yes I am very excited.

Recipe from Jamie Oliver

Jamie's Ultimate Gingerbread

Ingredients:400 g shortbread170g demerara sugar
3tsp ground ginger
40g mixed peel, chopped
40g crystallized ginger, chopped
70g plain flour
1 pinch baking powder
40g golden syrup
40g treacle
70g unsalted butter


1. Pre heat the oven to 170°C/ 325F/Gas 3. Line a 20x35cm baking tray with greaseproof paper.

2. Combine the shortbread, sugar and 2 teaspoons of ground ginger in a food processor and blitz until fine crumbs are produced. Remove 100g of the mixture and set aside. Add the remaining ginger to the food processor along with the mixed peel, crystallized ginger, flour and baking powder and pulse until well mixed.

3. Add the syrup, treacle and butter to a large saucepan and heat gently to melt. Add the mixture from the food processor and stir to combine. Transfer to the prepared baking tray and press down to a dense and even layer. Bake for 10 minutes.

4. Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle with the reserved crumbs, pressing them down well. Slice into pieces and leave to cool in the tray before serving.

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