Due to the loooooong cooking time on the bread, I started this at 7.30, so it would be cool enough for Kelly who was coming over for morning tea! Been fiending for ginger baked goods lately, the concept of a loaf, warm from the oven with butter sounded amazing! It was!!! Don't remember where I jacked the recipe, somewhere on Facebook because they don't let you copy links etc...
185 grams butter
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup Golden Syrup or Treacle
3 cups Plain Flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon bicarb
200 grams crystallized ginger cut into very small pieces
Grease a loaf tin well with butter and flour or line well with baking paper. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and add the spices (except for the crystallized ginger). Add the syrup and mix well. Beat the eggs and add to the milk and fold in the egg/milk liquid alternatively with the sifted flour and bicarb until combined. Add the ginger pieces and mix through. Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes at 170 degrees. Remove from the tin and let cool on wire racks.