Before I head off to enjoy the “Bonfire Night” treats in my house I wanted to share the recipe for the Chocolate Gingerbread which I made up this morning. Normally, my children will struggle with traditional gingerbread which has black treacle included in it so I tend to remove the treacle but this morning I decided to make some gingerbread with a twist that the children seem to like.

[lt_recipe name=”Chocolate Gingerbread Traybake” servings=”16″ prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”20M” total_time=”30M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes”summary=”Nutritionally, one slice contains 234 calories, 11.5g total fat (15% daily total fat), 32.1g total carbohydrate (12% daily total carbohydrate), 1.9g fibre (7% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).” image=”” ingredients=”75g black treacle;75g golden syrup;160g soft spread;100g dark brown sugar;100g caster sugar;4 eggs;120g plain flour;1tsp baking powder;2tsp ground ginger;1tsp mixed spice;80g cocoa;100g chocolate chips;icing sugar for dusting” ]Preheat the oven to Gas 4.;Line a baking tray.;In a pan, weigh out the sugar, syrup, treacle and soft spread and heat to melt the soft spread. Stir constantly.;Remove from the and add the eggs. ;Beat the mixture before adding the flour, spices, cocoa and baking powder.;Transfer to the tray and sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top.;Bake till the mix is set on the top.;Remove from the oven and allow to cool.;Dust with the icing sugar and slice into 16 even sized pieces.;[/lt_recipe]

I based this recipe on my brownie recipe but changed a few parts of it. The final bake had a consistency of brownies and looked like brownies but when you bite into it you get a hit of ginger and spices followed by the warmth of the treacle and a liquorice kick but when combined the cocoa and chocolate chips it is yummy.  I added the treacle to the recipe as I love black treacle and don’t use it enough in my baking. This traybake will be a welcome addition to the table tonight after a feast of hotdogs, chips and lots of yummy snacks. Also I have made some Vegetable Broth in the slow cooker which I will be serving with dumplings. I can’t wait and I will share some photos later.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the chocolate gingerbread recipe and let me know what you think.

I have added my Sweet Mincemeat Tarts and  Fruit Cakes to my webshop but I will be adding some other sizes for these cakes with different prices tomorrow. These products will be made available as gluten free very soon so watch this space.