Brown Ginger Loaf

Aah, the smell of baking wafting through the house is always so comforting, especially now for those of you in the Northern hemisphere with the colder weather setting in.  This tasty tea time treat is perfect for a winters afternoon in front of a roaring fire served warm with butter and a cup of tea.

Photo credit to jen_m_stewart



Brown Ginger Loaf


500ml brown bread flour
4ml salt
4ml bicarbonate of soda
4ml ginger
4ml cinnamon
125ml butter
125ml castor sugar
1 extra large egg
125ml golden sugar slightly heated
125ml boiling water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Spray a loaf tin with non stick spray.
  3. Sift the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and add the sugar gradually.
  5. Add the egg and syrup and beat well.
  6. Add the dry ingredients, alternating with the boiling water and mix well.
  7. Place in the tin and bake for approximately 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown.

Submitted by:  Raë Smit, Pretoria


9 thoughts on “Brown Ginger Loaf

  1. I am a huge fan of ginger, I don’t know why I’ve never made a ginger loaf. I think this might be in the running now for thanksgiving. We make Pumpkin and Date Nut Breads every year, but it may be time to mix it up. I love all the sweet treats you create!

    • Hi Celia, yes, it is ground ginger – sorry about any confusion. Rae has recently passed away so sadly I am unable to ask if she ever used fresh ginger for this loaf, but somehow I don’t think so. I too, love ginger treats of all kinds.

  2. I have a complete weakness for ginger cake and I’m always on the hunt for slightly different recipes. I like the idea of brown flour to make this a deeper flavour and slightly more healthy.

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