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Newsgroups: alt.sysadmin.recovery\ From: TimC\ Subject: Re: Extreme unrecovery

On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 at 08:16 GMT, Stuart Lamble (aka Bruce) was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:

On 2004-09-28, TimC wrote:\ > The other one I get is a ginger cake - she puts the glaced ginger in\ > sufficiently early when the mixture is runny that the ginger sinks\ > partway to the bottom, leaving an almost solid layer of ginger on the\ > bottom, and a sweet syrupy cake elsewhere. Topped off with a ginger\ > and lemon icing. Yum.\ Any chance you could get and post the recipe hereabouts? I’m drooling already.

Why, yes; yes I can.


  • 150gm margarine or butter
  • 125 gm brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 gm plain flour
  • 125 gm self raisingflour
  • 2 heaped teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice

  • 3/4 cup golden syrup OR treacle

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon carb soda
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 125 gm ( at least ) chopped ginger ( can be crystalised or glaced )


Cream the butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, then flours sifted with the ground ginger and mixed spice. Mix the melted golden syrup ( or treacle ) with the milk and add it to the mixture. This will be very sloppy, but that’s the way it should be. Next add the boiling water to the carb soda in a cup, mix it into the cake mixture. Then fold in the ginger. Grease and line a cake tin with Bake paper on the bottom, and place in a pre-heated 180 C oven for 30 minutes, then reduce heat to 145 C and bake a further 45 minutes. The cake is ready when an inserted skewer comes out dry. When cake is cold, ice with lemon icing and sprinkle chopped ginger on top. Then enjoy.

No idea what she means by “melted golden syrup”.

HTH - HAYummyCake.

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