Festive mini gingerbread loaves

BILL GRANGER
Last updated 14:00 10/12/2013
Gingerbread
Kristen Perers
CHRISTMAS SPICE: Bill Granger's mini gingerbread loaves with yoghurt and cardomom frosting.

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These are great to have ready for those unexpected visitors who pop around this time of year, or even to take over to friends yourself.

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Main ingredient Flour
Type of dish Baking
Course Snacks
Cooking time 30 min - 1 hour
Serves/makes 8
Special options Kid-friendly

100g butter
100g soft brown sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
zest and juice of ½ lemon
2cm piece ginger, peeled and grated
225g self-raising flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
pinch ground cloves
2 eggs, lightly beaten
For the frosting
2 cardamom pods
260g Greek-style yoghurt
2 tbsp icing sugar
2 tbsp pistachio nuts, roughly chopped

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Put butter, sugar, golden syrup, lemon zest and juice and grated ginger in a saucepan over a medium heat, until butter has melted and mixture is combined. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, mix flour and spices. Add eggs to the melted butter mixture, then pour into dry ingredients. Stir to combine.

4. Spoon cake mixture into 8 mini-loaf cases (approximately 8cm x 4cm x 4cm). Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a loaf comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

5. To make frosting, remove seeds from cardamom pods and pound to a fine powder in a mortar and pestle. Add to the yoghurt with icing sugar, and stir to combine. Spread over loaves and sprinkle with chopped pistachio nuts.

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