This is my mums recipe and I'm assured it's very good indeed by my dad, I can't stand ground ginger so unfortunately its out for me.
Lancashire and Yorkshire both have recipes for this, so I'm not telling you which side of the Pennines this came from.
- 225g Plain soft flour
- 225g Unrefined brown castor sugar
- 280g Black treacle
- 225g Oatmeal
- 1 level tspn Ground ginger
- 2 Pinches salt
- 180g Unsalted butter
- 1 level tspn Bicarbonate of soda
- 1 level tspn Mixed spice
- 125ml Milk
- Set the oven to 180° C, Gas 4. Grease and line a deep baking tray, about 20 x 25 cm 8-10 inches
- Sift the flour, salt, ginger and mixed spice together.
- Add the oatmeal and stir well.
- Melt the treacle, sugar and butter together until nice and runny.
- Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk.
- Pour the melted butter mixture into the dry ingredients and add the milk mixture too.
- Carefully stir together and pour into the prepared baking tray.
- Cook in the pre heated oven until well risen, and firm about 45 minutes.
- Cool and cut into large squares.
- I like to serve this with either cup of strong tea, or warm with syrup custard.