12 Reviews

really easy to make, did'nt have any golden syrup so used tbsp of maple syrup and tsp of honey, only used half the amount of brown sugar (not enough left...ha), then equal portions of cinnamon raw suar, and vanilla sugar, and added a tbsp of orange zest for extra freakyness.
all worked perfectly.
thanks heaps bol
a keeper for sure

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mr.kava February 01, 2011

Very, very good. So easy to make and it came out perfect. My mixed spice was 1/4 teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves, cardamon and ginger (a little more ginger can't hurt.......). It smelled wonderful while baking and was even nicer when cooled. I also liked the fact that the syrup was not overpowering, just a hint. All in all a gingerbread I will surely make again. Thanks for posting.

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Chef Dudo April 29, 2010

Loved it! Gingerbread is one of my favourite things and this is an excellent loaf. I used honey instead of the golden syrup - different, but where was I going to find golden syrup here? My mixed spice included cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice - lovely baking. Even better the next day after the flavours had mellowed together.

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evelyn/athens June 22, 2007

This is really a wonderful gingerbread. I used an 8x4 loaf pan and got a higher rise. The sugar was cut to 1/8 cup of Splenda Brown Sugar and as I wasn't really sure what was meant by mixed spice I used 1 tsp of Penzeys Cake Spice. It turned out very well and the baking aroma is pure pleasure. Added it to my Keepers Cookbook.

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Annacia January 29, 2007

this loaf turned out amazing!!! I hunted everywhere for a recipe that didnt have a ridiculous amount of golden syrup and butter and this was the result.
I added 3 teaspoons of ginger instead of 2 but next time I will double it.
Well done Jewelies this was great and I will definitely make again!

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ava&jacksmummy May 05, 2012

Excellent! So good it will be going into regular rotation. I loved it everyone I know loved it, which I know because I felt the need to pass it around. Only changes I made were using molasses instead of golden syrup and halving the flour with whole wheat.

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ecilas October 26, 2011

I love this!! Reminds me of growing up in NZ - I always triple the ginger and double the other spices. In Canada I actually use ginger and then pumpkin spice mix for everything else. Great recipe!! Let it sit and cool before eating. Yum!!

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Chef Pippy December 27, 2010

Mothers Day morning, Mum's asleep and the present list is looking a bit light. Kids expect Dad to organise everything. This recipe saved our bacon. 15 minutes to throw all the ingredients together, 5 minutes of fighting over who gets to lick the spoon. A perfect result. 10 out of 10 from me for this good old kiwi classic

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WorldsBestChef May 08, 2010

This was very easy to make. My work collegues loved it. Actually - they thought i had bought it!

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Aylar October 19, 2008

Great, great gingerbread! Couldn't decide whether to add it to my bread or cake cookbook, so copied it to both! I was going to sub corn syrup for the golden, then a friend supplied me with some, so... I managed to have two different toppings on hand [a raisin sauce AND a lemon sauce], & the bread went very nicely with each one! Will definitely keep this recipe close by!

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Sydney Mike April 24, 2007
Old Fashioned Gingerbread Loaf