Easy Delicious Ginger Loaf with Candied Ginger Frosting
This ginger loaf is comforting and delicious. A deep gingerbread flavour always makes me feel better.
You can put this one in a pot, stir it around and pour it into a loaf tin before you even have time to think. It can also be Veganised with the use of non dairy butter (Nutlex) and by using unsweetened non dairy milk like almond.
Today I was too sad to work
I had a meeting and I left. It all felt a bit like I didn’t belong. Somebody I know died yesterday, and I was shocked.
I am not willing to call him a friend, even though I have known him for about 25 years. We worked together for a few years. It was a job in travel and you get to know someones personality quite well , living with them on and off. We saw each other occasionally over the years. Mutual friends kept us in touch with each others lives between meetings. Each time we met I was reminded of the reasons I liked him so very much.
We went to a reunion last year and I was delighted to see him. We made lots of plans to do things when we got back to Sydney. These got cancelled and we sent each messages for months and never saw each other. Now its too late
Today I just felt like being at home and I felt like baking, it’s the way I cope with things. I baked the first thing that came into my head. Its a ginger cake that a friend of mine loves. Why don’t we have enough time for any thing any more? Its all work and shopping and fighting the traffic. I am so happy I took the time to go to a reunion last year. I will look back with a smile and some regret Frankie, as you will be missed by a lot of people. xx
This is a deeply flavoured loaf that is a bit like gingerbread. It stays moist for some time and slices beautifully
- 185 gm butter or vegan nutalex
- 160 gm brown sugar 1 cup-Aust
- 250 gm milk milk or non dairy milk
- 300 gm plain flour
- 2 Tablespoons ground ginger
- 1 Tablespoon mixed spice
- 2 Tablespoons treacle or golden syrup
- 2 Tablespoons candied ginger finely chopped
- 1 Tablespoon bicarbonate soda
- 150 gm pure icing sugar
- 50 gm butter very soft ( not melted) (non dairy sub)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon lemon Juice
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
The icing can also be mixed by hand. You will need to sift the icing sugar first before making.