A must save gingerbread recipe. It is delicious, foolproof and works.


  • 5225g flour
  • 3 teasp of ground ginger
  • 15cm of root ginger chopped finely
  • 1 teasp baking powder
  • 150 ml Connacht Gold milk
  • 125g Connacht Gold Unsalted butter
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 125g golden syrup (4 tablespoons)heat spoon first. 
  • 125g treacle (same as golden syrup )
  • 150ml milk this is repeated
  • 1 egg


  • 250g icing sugar
  • 125g @connachtgold unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
  • 1 teasp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 teasp cinnamon


This recipe comes from the oldest Mc Donnells cookbook (1971) but they always are the best . I’ve added in some fresh ginger and topped with a brandy and ground ginger buttercream using Connacht Gold unsalted butter.


  • I used a 2lb loaf tin , line with a loaf case or parchment.
  • Preheat oven to 180C
  • Dissolve Bread soda with 1 tablespoon of milk in a bowl .
  • melt butter, sugar, syrup, treacle and milk in saucepan over a low heat , do not boil.
  • Allow to cool to Luke warm.
  • Sieve flour , ground ginger  into a bowl .
  • Add the wet ingredients and beat with a spoon.
  • Add the beaten egg and bread soda and beat again until smooth.
  • Pour into tin and bake in preheated oven for 30-45 mins depending on oven.
  • Inset skewer for doneness.
  • Best all buttercream ingredients together in stand mixer . (Make sure butter is at room temp).
  • Decorate the top as you wish.



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