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Holiday Gingerbread

Delish UK logo Delish UK 22/09/2020 Candace Braun Davison
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Christmas without gingerbread? No thanks.

Yields: 8

Process Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 hours


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Ingredients

  • 335 g

    plain flour

  • 1 tsp.

    bicarbonate of soda

  • 3 tsp.

    ginger

  • 1 tbsp.

    cinnamon

  • 1 tsp.

    allspice

  • 1/4 tsp.

    salt

  • 195 g

    unsalted butter, softened

  • 220 g

    packed brown sugar

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1 tsp.

    vanilla extract

  • 250 g

    molasses

  • 240 mL

    hot water

Glaze
  • 125 g

    icing sugar

  • 2 tbsp.

    milk

  • 1/2 tsp.

    cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan). Grease loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. In a small bowl, whisk molasses and hot water until combined. Stir into egg mixture. Gradually stir flour mixture into egg mixture, forming the dough.
  3. Pour batter into loaf pan, filling it 2/3 of the way up. Bake 55-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes before removing from pan, then cool an additional 30 minutes.Make glaze: Whisk icing sugar, milk and cinnamon. Drizzle on top of gingerbread loaf.
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