Saturday, June 23, 2012

Moist Ginger Bread

Moist Ginger Bread ~ Recipe for 2 loaves as 1 is simply not enough ! Moist and scrumptious #QuickBread #SweetBread #Dessert #TeaTimeTreat

This bread is so moist and soft ! These pictures really doesn't do the Moist Ginger Bread justice (not from lack of me trying to get a better shot).

My son, Dimitri, used to ask for it every day, and I made it because everyone loved it. But, after a while, I gave him the recipe (he was about 14 years old) and since his first batch it was a success {it's that easy!}. I think we had this like every second day, when he made it, and keep in mind this recipe makes two medium sized loaves.

Once it's out of the oven, the first bread is finished within 10 minutes - I promise! The second disappears in about another... uhm 10 minutes 30 minutes.

It's best when served warm with butter/margarine but because the bread is so moist it is just as good cold.

We also had it with whipped cream and once with ice-cream, but only butter is still TOPS.

This is a mix and bake - no nonsense - recipe.

Moist Ginger Bread
original source :  "Huisgenoot Wenresepte 5" recipe book

1 cup Sunflower Oil
3 Extra-large Eggs
1 cup Golden Syrup
1 cup Lukewarm Water
1 t  Baking Soda, dissolved in 1/4 cup lukewarm water
3 cups Cake Flour
Pinch Salt
1 t Baking Powder
1 TB Ground Ginger
2 t Mixed Spices
1 cup Sugar

1.) Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F). Spray two loaf pans (23 x 13 x 7cm) with Spray 'N Cook and line the bottoms with baking paper.
2.) Beat the Oil, Eggs, Syrup and Water till well combined. Add the dissolved Baking soda and mix slightly.
3.) Sift the Cake flour, Salt, Baking powder Ginger and Spices over the Oil mixture and add the Sugar as well.
4.) Beat until very well mixed, about 3 - 5 minutes. Pour half of the batter in each prepared loaf pan.
5.) Bake 45 minutes or until a tester comes out clean, remove from oven, let cool in the pans for a few minutes and transfer to a wire rack (remove the baking paper at the bottom).

As I said, no need to wait, just give it a few minutes to "settle" and dig in. (that sounds bad .. dig in .. but once you get the smell from the oven, you'll check the time every minute!)


  1. This looks so tasty and I love ginger. Can you tell me what Golden Syrup is? I don't think we have that here in the US. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

    1. Golden Syrup = "Pure Cane Sugar inverted to Glucose and Fructose, Salt" -- this is under the ingredients list. Hope the info helps :-)

  2. I also would like to know what Golden Syrup is. I love Ginger Bread Cookies so I'm sure I would love this! Yummy!
    I am now following you on linky and GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my linky party.
    Marcie @

    1. Thanks for the invite to your linky party - I'll link up in a bit and I'll follow you as well (keep an eye out!) Golden Syrup = "Pure Cane Sugar inverted to Glucose and Fructose, Salt" -- this is under the ingredients list. Hope the info helps :-)

  3. I love ginger bread. I can just smell it! It brings back memories of my childhood. Thanks so much for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  4. I bet this smells wonderful while it's baking! I really like quick breads and so do my kiddos :) Thank you for sharing this at "All my Bloggy Friends" ... I hope you'll join me next week!

  5. I'm a huge gingerbread fan. I can't get the golden syrup here, so I usually use a light molasses. I also frequently add in a 1/2 cup or so of canned pumpkin and it really keeps it moist and delicious! I like that your son knows how to make it now, that's great! I'll have to teach my teen, lol!

  6. Mu husband will love this recipe... YUM!!!! Thanks so much for sharing...

    Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!


  7. Oh my, you are on a roll this week! I know this bread tastes good! Thanks for linking up at Heavenly Treats Sunday!

  8. Thank you so much for linking with "Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop". This recipe looks so good. Hope you link again this Wednesday.
    Debi Bolocofsky

  9. Linda,
    This sounds yummy. I love ginger! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.