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stout gingerbread recipeTomorrow my best friend in the entire world and her husband are coming for a visit.  I am so excited, I can barely contain myself.  We do not get to see each often enough, we talk on the phone almost every day, so we know the ins and outs of each others lives, but there is nothing like being in the same room together.  We have a crazy day tomorrow, field trips, parent-teacher conferences, Daisies, and I was trying to get a head start on dinner.  I want them to get here, and have everything done so we can just have a nice, relaxing dinner.  I was washing a tart pan, and sliced the crap out of my finger.  It wasn’t bad enough for stitches, but it was a doozy.  So I am typing this one-handed, and it is not going very well.  I also cannot for the life of me find the step-by-step pictures that I took of this cake, so I am going to cut my losses, and just call it a night.

By the way, this gingerbread is from Nigella Lawson’s book, Kitchen, and it is deep, rich, and exactly what a gingerbread should be.  It is a weird little recipe, it starts on the stove, and makes a very runny batter.  But it does work, and makes for a very springy and moist gingerbread.  Lyle’s Golden Syrup is an English product, but I found mine at WorldMarket, and have also gotten it in the specialty foods section of the grocery store.  I used this gingerbread at the photography workshop the other day, and Alison had a brilliant idea, it would be the perfect vehicle for a thick layer of cream cheese frosting.  She is a smart girl.

guiness gingerbread recipe

Guiness Gingerbread [Week 4 of 12 Weeks of Christmas]

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 sticks butter
  • 1 cup Lyle's golden syrup
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Put the butter, Lyle's, brown sugar, Guiness, ginger, cinnamon, and clove in a saucepan, and melt over low heat.
  2. Take the saucepan off of the heat, and whisk in the flour and baking soda. It will be lumpy, but it comes together.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and eggs. Pour the sour cream mixture into the batter and mix until smooth.
  4. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake in a preheated 325 oven for 45 minutes.
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28 Responses to Guiness Gingerbread [Week 4 of 12 Weeks of Christmas]

  1. Colleen says:

    Looks yummy! Now that you have Golden syrup, try it on toast with butter (preferably Kerrygood) or pancakes, or a scone, Golden syrup (like bacon) makes everything better :-)

  2. jenna says:

    mmmmm….this looks amazing bree! so moist and full of flavor! gorgeous!

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  4. Heather says:

    A new bread to add to the fall/winter calendar :)
    I hope your finger heals quickly and that you enjoy your time with friends!

  5. Shelley says:

    hi what could I substitute for the ‘golden syrup’ and for Guinness because I cannot have beer (wheat). could I use really strong ginger beer instead, perhaps? thanks

  6. Elisa B. says:

    Yum! Must try it.

    Also, I’m in love with those white and blue plates. May I ask who makes them?

  7. Tracy says:

    This looks fabulous! Pinning it on Pinterest. :-)

  8. Julia says:

    Your poor finger :( That sucks! I can’t wait to try this, it’ll be my first attempt at a cake that starts on the stovetop. I’m excited to try ;)

  9. THANK YOU!!! i have been trying to figure out what to make w the rest of the stout in my fridge other than bread or brownies

  10. Amanda says:

    Well, I tried to add my link to Mr. Linky but then I screwed it up and made a big mess. Sorry for not being smart enough to figure out a linky thingy. ;)

    Was such a pleasure meeting you! I just adore your blog and your talent and I am such a fan of yours! :)

  11. Becca says:

    I think I’ve seen Nigella make this gingerbread once before on the Cooking Channel. It looked as good then as it does now. Probably moreso now because it’s getting close to Christmas and that is when I associate gingerbread into my life. :)

  12. Leigh says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Sounds like a great combination of flavors.

  13. Brie says:

    Is there a substitute for golden syrup? I can’t seem to find it.

  14. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    I love this recipe! I love serving Gingerbread during the holidays and this is a new recipe I would be intrigued to try. I miss not having a WorldMarket near. When I lived in Fredericksburg I had one right around the corner from me. Now in Upstate NY, I don’t have one and I miss it since they have such amazing products. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Enjoy your visit with your best friend! :)

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