Ginger loaf recipe


Contrary to popular school ground opinion, a ginger loaf isn't what you call your strawberry blonde class mate, it is in fact a very tasty, very moist and very delicious little loaf. Feast your eyes on this gorgeous little ginger baby. Takes 10 minutes to throw together and 1 hour to bake to perfection. Also I think the fact that it's a loaf instead of a cake lets you pretend that it's just that tiny bit healthier. Whose with me?! #GingerLove

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Ingredients: 175g butter  /  200g caster sugar  /  3 tablespoons golden syrup  /  250ml milk  /  250g plain flour  /  1 tablespoon ground ginger  /  1 teaspoon ground all spice  /  1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Method: Preheat the oven 180°C and grease and flour up your loaf tin. In a small saucepan combine the butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk and bring to boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and allspice into a big ol' bowl. Mix well. Add the boiled mixture to the dry mixture, stir even more. Then pour that delicious sauce into a loaf tin.
Turn the oven down to 160°C land bake for 1 hour. Take him out and enjoy with a cuppa tea. Because ginger's need more loving. 

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Look how moist he is! Give him a bake and spread the ginger love.

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Fella appreciation

 
Sometimes in the event that I've been a super well behaved girlfriend (aka I've let him play Rocketleague with his pals and I didn't moan about it...that much) I get myself some little girlfriend perks. These can come in the form of back scratches, or I get a hot chocolate made with actual melted chocolate instead of a tea ::swoon:: and sometimes if I'm very lucky I get to prod and poke Mikey around for as long as possible before his patience finally breaks and he gets fed up of me telling him to 'smile with his eyes' and 'look less grumpy'. This Sunday was one of these such occasions.

So let me present to you the beautiful little (hairy) human who once told me he wouldn't ever watch Downton Abbey because he gets enough 'period drama' from me once a month.

Are all boyfriends this difficult to pin down for anything blog-related?! Lemme know. 





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January vibes


My thoughts following the Christmas and New Year period range intermittently between:

1) I am so happy to commit my life to being an all-eating, all-drinking, all-napping machine of laziness.

2)  Nah I got this, watch me whip watch me nae-nae, watch me lose all this mince pie-shaped fat and transform into a Gwen Stefani-esque NewYearNewMe Being of Devout Health and Activity.

Either way, apparently most New Years Resolutions are broken by the 17 January...so I've got 6 days left before it's totally acceptable for me to curl up with a full box of Cadbury Creme Eggs and nosh my way through all eight of them. How are your resolutions holding up?









Photographs from a walk with my lovely mama on the Heath. Never miss a post by following me on Bloglovin'. I also chat a lot on Twitter.