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Recipe By Jaxters

Ref: 858
Heading: Bread & Baking
Cuisine: British & Irish
Food Type: Vegetarian
No of Portions: 12
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Ingredients & Prep

   250 ml  Full fat milk
   225 g  Self-raising flour
   200 g  Golden syrup
   115 g  Golden caster sugar
   120 g  Butter salted soft
   100 g  Stem ginger chopped
   1 Egg med beaten
   1 tsp  Bicarbonate of soda
   1 tsp  Ground ginger
   1 tsp  Ground cinnamon
   1 tsp  Ground mixed spice
  Lemon Icing
   250 g  Icing sugar
   1 Lemon zested & juiced
   30 g  Crystalised ginger chopped


  Step 1
Pre-heat oven to 160°c fan.
  Step 2
Grease a loose bottom cake tin with extra butter.
  Step 3
Place butter, caster sugar, golden syrup & egg in a bowl & whisk together in a food or hand mixer until well mixed, then whisk in the milk, then add chopped stem ginger.
  Step 4
In another bowl add all the dry ingredients & mix together, the tip into the wet ingredients & fold in a wooden spoon or a silicon spatula, then tip into the cake tin & bake for 50 minutes, check if cooked all the way through pushing a skewer in, if it comes out clean its done, if not back in oven until it does, take out & allow to go cold.
  Step 5
Make the icing by putting icing sugar, lemon zest & juice in a bowl, mix together.
  Step 6
Un tin cold cake & place on a serving platter, then pour over icing & spread across the top with a small plate knife or table knife, then sprinkle over chopped crystallised ginger bits, then allow to set for a couple of hours.

Suggestion & Tips

Cake should be quite moist.
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