Quick & Easy

Gingerbread loaves

Delicious and comforting gingerbread loaves - a perfect weekend recipe the whole family will enjoy!


Vanilla icing


1.Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease two 8-hole (½-cup/125ml) petite loaf pans.
2.Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Pour in treacle; beat 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in sifted dry ingredients, then milk. Spoon mixture into pan holes.
3.Bake loaves about 25 minutes. Leave loaves in pans for 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire racks to cool.
4.Meanwhile, make vanilla icing: sift icing sugar into a heatproof bowl; stir in butter, extract and milk to form a smooth paste. Place bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water; stir until icing is spreadable.
5.Spread icing on loaves; stand until set.

You could make this recipe in muffin pans; line holes of two 12-hole (⅓-cup/80ml) muffin pans with paper cases. Spoon mixture into cases. Bake for about 20 minutes.


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