Guinness GingerBread

Gingerbread isn’t just for the holidays anymore. Especially when it’s made with beer! I know the season is over, but I want to enjoy the holiday treats just a little bit longer. I found this recipe for Guinness Gingerbread from Nigella Lawson and I think it will help do just that!

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Ingredients (Makes about 12 servings):

  • 1 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 or Kane Silent Nights)
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 2 eggs

Cooking Directions (Prep time = 10-15 mins. / Cook time = 45 mins.):

  1. Preheat your oven to 325° F.
  2. Line a 9 x 2 in. cake pan with aluminum foil and grease it, or grease your foil tray.
  3. Put the butter, syrup, dark brown sugar, stout, ginger, cinnamon and ground cloves into a pan and melt gently over a low heat.
  4. Take off the heat and whisk in the flour and baking soda. (Tip: You will need to be patient and whisk thoroughly to get rid of any lumps.)
  5. 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.
  6. Pour this into your cake/foil pan, and bake for about 45 minutes.
  7. When it’s ready it will be gleamingly risen at the center, and coming away from the pan at the sides.
  8. Let the gingerbread cool before cutting into slices or squares
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