Great British Bake Off Winter Kitchen and Sticky Gingerbread

Appropriate for the TV series which has repopularised baking in UK, there has been a series of Great British Bake Off cookbooks which are helping to repopularise classic British recipes.  Created for this rainy, grey winter, The Great British Bake Off Winter Kitchen focuses on British seasonal recipes, using both traditional classics and modern adaptation using seasonal ingredients.  It’s worth noting that the book is primarily focused on savoury cooking, roasting and baking, with smaller sections on dessert puddings and breads and other baked treats.  Despite it being labelled as a book for bakers, cooks would enjoy this as well.

I would suggest that this isn’t a cookbook for quick suppers – since the emphasis is on artisanal food with as much made from scratch as possible (rather than less wholesome shortcuts), I would most definitely use this as a dinner party cookbook and as a guide to reducing my food bill (and waistline!) by cooking with the seasons and eliminating processed food.  This is a great guide for those of us who are unfamiliar with what vegetables and products are native to Britain and are interested in delicious, sustainable food.

gbbo_winter_kitchen_600Sticky Gingerbread (from Great British Bake Off Winter Kitchen)

Ingredients:

150g unsalted butter

150g dark brown sugar

125g golden syrup

125g black treacle

200ml milk

250g plain flour

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 large eggs

IngredientsPlace the unsalted butter, dark brown sugar, golden syrup and black treacle into a saucepan.

Place the unsalted butter, dark brown sugar, golden syrup and black treacle into a saucepanMelt them together until a smooth liquid.  Take saucepan off of the heat and pour ingredients into a mixing bowl.  Sift in dry ingredients.

Sift in dry ingredientsBeat in eggs.

Beat in eggsGrease a loaf tin and pour batter into loaf tin.

Grease a loaf tin and pour in batterBake at 160C for approximately an hour.  Remove from oven and allowed to cool – cut into slices.

Sticky GingerbreadI received a copy to review, but all opinions are my own.  This post contains some affiliate links, so if you feel like some winter veg, ordering it here would be much appreciated!

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