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Chesham- the first Fairtrade Town in Buckinghamshire - Honey Gingerbread with Dates

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Honey Gingerbread with Dates

by Clem Short (makes 2 loaves)

 

450g Plain Flour

1/2 tsp Salt

1 1/2 tsp Fairtrade Ground Ginger

2 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

100g Fairtrade Dates, chopped

225g Fairtrade Muscovado Sugar

170g Butter, cut into cubes

340g Fairtrade Runny Honey

300 ml Milk

1 Free Range Egg

 

1. Preheat the oven to 180 Degrees C, Gas Mark 4.


2. Line two loaf tins.


3. Sieve all dry ingredients into a big bowl.


4. Gently warm the sugar, butter, honey and dates in a saucepan until melted.


5. Allow to cool a little, add the milk and beaten egg. Pour into the dry ingredients.


6. Mix well until there are no lumps of flour left.


7. Pour into loaf tins and bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 1 hour.