1.Grease two 8cm x 26cm bar pans. Line bases with paper; grease paper.
2.Combine golden syrup, water, sugar and butter in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until butter is melted.
3.Pour mixture into medium bowl, cool. Stir sifted dry ingredients into mixture. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes or until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pans, bake in moderate oven for about 35 minutes.
4.Stand 5 minutes before turning on to wire rack to cool. Serve loaf buttered.