Dark, luscious and full of spices, warming ginger and, of course, Guinness this recipe, originally by Nigella Lawson, will really hit the spot
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Guinness gingerbread recipe
- 1/4 sticks 10 (tablespoons) butter, plus some for greasing
- 1 cup golden syrup (such as Lyle's)
- 1 cup (packed) plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 cup stout (such as Guinness)
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 cups sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 rectangular aluminum foil pan or cake pan, approximately 13 by 9 by 2-inches
- Preheat your oven to 325F.
- Line your cake pan with aluminum foil and grease it, or grease your foil tray.
- Put the butter, syrup, dark brown sugar, stout, ginger, cinnamon, and ground cloves into a pan and melt gently over a low heat.
- Take off the heat and whisk in the flour and baking soda. Be patient and whisk thoroughly to get rid of any lumps.
- Whisk the sour cream and eggs together in a measuring jug and then beat into the gingerbread mixture, whisking again to get a smooth batter.
- Pour this into your cake/foil pan, and bake for about 45 minutes; when it's ready it will be gleamingly risen at the center, and coming away from the pan at the sides.
- Let the gingerbread cool before cutting into slices or squares.
Source: Food Network
* Originally published in May 2017.