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Quick Gingerbread Loaf with Hazelnuts

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A nutty version of the classic gingerbread that's wonderfully moist and full of flavour. It's spiced with ground ginger and allspice and sweetened with raw sugar and molasses. The earthy toasted hazelnuts complement this tender, robustly flavoured gingerbread perfectly. The use of molasses adds real depth of flavour and creates a slightly sticky exterior that's just irresistible. Enjoy on its own or with custard or a dollop of sweetened whipped cream. You can also take this holiday cake up a notch with this 6-Week Long Maturing Spelt Gingerbread Loaf if you could plan ahead and so you're not trying to do it all at the last minute!

  • 175 g Unsalted butter
  • 100 g Raw brown sugar
  • 100 g Molasses (or golden syrup/honey)
  • 250 ml Wholemilk
  • 210 g All purpose flour
  • 50 g Ground hazelnut, toasted
  • 1 tbsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Allspice, ground
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 100 g Hazelnuts, roasted
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease and flour a 20x10cm loaf pan or line the pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, raw sugar, molasses, and milk. Bring to the boil, then remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Sieve the flour, ground hazelnuts, ginger, allspice and baking soda into a large bowl. Stir in the boiled mixture until just blended. Fold the roasted hazelnuts into the batter and pour into the prepared pan.
  4. Turn down the oven to 160C/320F and bake for about 70 minutes or until the top of the loaf springs back when lightly touched and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

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Brian's Home Blog 12/12/21 00:57

I can almost smell that goodie!

Tom 12/12/21 01:24

...this is a great Christmas treat!

Balvinder 12/12/21 01:50

Awesome recipe, Angie! Love ginger flavor cakes and loaves. So delicious and warming for winters, and Christmas, of course!.

Tarja K/Ruusu-unelmia ja villasukkia 12/12/21 03:27

Looks delisious! Thank you for the recipe.

J.P. Alexander 12/12/21 04:03

Gracias por la receta, la haré pronto te mando un beso

kathyinozarks 12/12/21 05:40

Yum what a delicious looking cake-I could change this up with gluten free flour-thanks will save this one

shirleysimplerecipe 12/12/21 08:31

Yum 😀! A holiday treat 😁!

Lola Martínez 12/12/21 08:44

No me imagino nada más rico y navideño, muy jugoso y sabroso.

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 12/12/21 09:57

What a precious Christmas delight, Angie!
Have a nice day,

Mbul Kecil 12/12/21 10:33

looks so fancy bread for Christmast Dear Angie

i like everything with ginger ingredient

have a nice day 😊

DEZMOND 12/12/21 13:26

It does not look appetizing on the eye, but I bet it tastes like heaven, soft and moist and with them hazelnuts fragrant and comforting.

New Classic r 12/12/21 14:12

I'll bet this is extra delicious with the crunch of hazelnuts. Thanks for sharing Angie.

Martyna 12/12/21 14:26

This looks very delicious ;)

My name is Erika. 12/12/21 15:29

This is another recipe I'm printing Angie because a quick gingerbread loaf sounds perfect. It looks delicious in your photos. Happy Sunday!

Kitchen Riffs 12/12/21 16:46

This is great -- such a neat recipe. Totally perfect for the holidays. Speaking of which, I hope your holidays are wonderful!

Cooking Julia 12/12/21 18:51

This cake looks incredible, I must put it on my to-do list!

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 13/12/21 01:15

Ooo this looks fantastic - beautiful, moist and decadent texture and great flavours. Loving the fact, it doesn't appear to be too sweet as many other Gingerbread recipes.

Grace 13/12/21 02:19

Se siente tentadora!
Gracias Angie!!

foodtravelandwine 13/12/21 02:20

It smells like Christmas!!....I can imagine it with a warm tea....totally in heaven!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Rose world 13/12/21 07:53

It must smell and taste heavenly. The loaf looked so good and delicious!

speedy70 13/12/21 09:03

Perfetto per le feste, un bellissimo dolce!!!

Nancy Chan 13/12/21 11:13

Oh my! It looks so delicious. Wish I could get a piece. Yumz.

EASYFOODSMITH 13/12/21 12:16

The colour and texture of the cake looks so rich. Perfect cake for the season :)

rodzinatestuje 13/12/21 13:01

It will be great cake for Christmas :)

The Velvet Runway 13/12/21 13:32

This looks so delicious! Perfect for the season
Julia x

Julie 13/12/21 15:31

Absolutely festive, looks delicious.. am loving this loaf, would love to have with a cup of warm milk :)
In advance, Happy Christmas wishes to you, Angie!!

Ann 13/12/21 15:36

Oh that looks real delish ♥


Hena Tayeb 13/12/21 15:40

Oh this looks so decadent. Yum

Anonymous 13/12/21 20:22

I love the combination of chocolate and hazelnuts and the texture of this loaf looks so perfectly moist!

Evelyne CulturEatz 14/12/21 01:06

I love the deep color and the use of molasses. And I adore hazelnuts. This loaf is a winner!

babYpose 14/12/21 03:30

Looks delicious and yummy with chocolate and hazelmut, sure snell good too. Have a lovely day.

Amy (Savory Moments) 14/12/21 03:43

This gingerbread looks absolutely delicious and the addition of hazelnuts sounds really good.

savorthebest 14/12/21 05:22

I love gingerbread and yours looks so rich and lovely

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 14/12/21 07:50

OMG! This looks and sounds amazing - and it will be all for me, as hubbie doesn't like ginger! :)

I did have to double check, but here in the UK, we know molasses as black treacle and it is something I haven't tasted since I was a child, when Mum used to bake with it a lot.

The nuts are always a good added option for me too, so it's a winner all round and thanks for sharing! :)

Patryk, żywienie zbiorowe - gastronomia & psychologia 14/12/21 13:10

First time I visited this blog :) I must to say that this recipe for cake is very fantastic :) Im my opinion this cake is very ideal for Christmas :) I really like to eat cakes with nuts :) Often I do these cakes, especially for Christmas:)

Best regards and have a nice day,

Mijú 14/12/21 15:40

Que festivo.
Se ve perfecto :-)))
1 saludito

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 14/12/21 16:02

The depth of color is fabulous and I bet this smelled fantastic baking we love the fall spices. beautiful loaf!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 14/12/21 16:13

I adore baked goods with ginger and this loaf looks so moist and irresistible!!!

Gloria Baker 14/12/21 19:54

What beautiful gingerbread loaf dear Angie, I made some loafs too!!
hugs for you

bread&salt 14/12/21 21:01

Ingredients look very healthy! I love it.

Pam 15/12/21 00:08

It looks and sounds wonderful!

Raymund 15/12/21 03:28

This looks really moist which is what I like in loaves

Izaa 15/12/21 07:50

this cake looks delicious

mjskit 16/12/21 03:47

This does look wonderfully moist and quite delicious. Looks very rich but not too rich for my blood.

Federica Simoni 18/12/21 09:48

Che bel pane, chissà che buono!

Marcelle 18/12/21 23:19

I love gingerbread cookies and things, Angie! This looks delicious and so perfect for Christmas Day brunch! 🎄💖

gluten Free A_Z Blog 21/12/21 14:36

I'm drooling over this one. It looks rich, moist, and delicious. What a perfect holiday loaf- Wishing you a wonderful holiday

Lowcarb team member 21/12/21 23:42

That does look good.
Many thanks for sharing the recipe.

All the best Jan

Choclette 22/12/21 20:54

Always up for a quick bread and your gingerbread sounds fabulous.

tigerfish 23/12/21 22:29

Fabulous nutty version of gingerbread loaf!


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