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You will need a deep, round 7" cake tin, lined with baking paper.
  • 110g Golden Syrup
  • 110g Cane Molasses (use Black Treacle if necessary)
  • 75g Dark Brown Sugar
  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 3 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 125g Unsalted Butter
  • 110g Raisins
  • 110g Coarsely Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 Egg
  • 140ml Milk
  • 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 170c (fan).
  2. Put the molasses, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, bicarb. and ginger.
  4. Using your fingers, rub in the butter until resembling small breadcrumbs.
  5. Add the cooled syrup mixture, egg, lemon juice and milk and mix until combined.
  6. Add the raisins and walnuts and mix in carefully so as to not break down the walnuts.
  7. Pour into the prepared tin. Cook for 1hr 15 mins, until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool slightly before removing from tin.
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