Monday, 15 October 2012

Spiced loaf with fresh pear - Recommended Recipe!

Spiced loaf with fresh pear - makes 12 slices, preparation 15 minutes, cooking 50-55 minutes

50g baking margarine, plus a little for rubbing over the tin
50g vegetable oil
95g light brown sugar
4 level tbsp (about 85g) black treacle
2 free range eggs, beaten
170g plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
140ml semi-skimmed milk, warmed
To serve, fresh ripe pear


  1. Preheat the oven to 140C/fan 120C/Gas 1.  Rub a little margarine over a 900g loaf tin and line the base with greaseproof and baking paper or use a loaf tin liner.
  2. Put the margarine, oil, sugar and treacle into a saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until melted.
  3. Leave to cool slightly and then stir in the beaten eggs, flour, cinnamon and ginger.
  4. Add the bicarbonate of soda to the warmed milk and pour this straight over the ginger mix and stir well.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50-55 minutes.  The top of the loaf should have a slight crust but if you insert a skewer it should come out clean.
Per serving - 185 kcal, 8.8g fat, 2.1g saturated fat, 13.1g sugar, 0.3g salt.

Source - The Co-Operative instore magazine.