Jamie Oliver

Ultimate gingerbread

Gorgeous with ice cream and as a cheesecake base

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Ultimate gingerbread

Cooks In25 minutes plus cooling time
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    493
    25%
  • Fat
    21.2g
    30%
  • Saturates
    13.4g
    67%
  • Protein
    4.1g
    9%
  • Carbs
    75.6g
    29%
  • Sugar
    44.1g
    49%
  • Salt
    0.48g
    8%
  • Fibre
    0.6g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    493
    25%
  • Fat
    21.2g
    30%
  • Saturates
    13.4g
    67%
  • Protein
    4.1g
    9%
  • Carbs
    75.6g
    29%
  • Sugar
    44.1g
    49%
  • Salt
    0.48g
    8%
  • Fibre
    0.6g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • 400 g shortbread
  • 170 g coarse demerara sugar
  • 3 level teaspoons ground ginger
  • 40 g mixed peel , chopped
  • 40 g crystallized ginger , chopped
  • 70 g plain flour
  • 1 pinch baking powder
  • 40 g golden syrup
  • 40 g treacle
  • 70 g unsalted butter
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Method

Preheat the oven to 170ºC/325ºF/gas 3 and find a baking tray about 20x35cm. Put the shortbread, sugar and 2 teaspoons of the ground ginger in a food processor and whiz until you have crumbs. Remove 100g of the mix and keep this to one side. Add the remaining teaspoon of ginger to the processor, along with the mixed peel, crystallized ginger, flour and baking powder, and pulse until well mixed.

Melt the syrup, treacle and butter together in a saucepan big enough to hold all the ingredients. When melted, add the mixture from the food processor and stir with a wooden spoon until everything is thoroughly mixed together. Tip into the baking tray and spread out evenly. Press the mixture down into the tray, using your fingers or something flat and clean like a potato masher or a spatula. When the mix is a flat, dense and even layer, pop the tray in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Take the tray out of the oven and sprinkle the hot gingerbread with the reserved crumbs, pressing them down really well with a potato masher or spatula. Carefully cut into good-sized pieces with a sharp knife, and leave to cool in the tray before eating.

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