White Chocolate & Gingerbread Slice – One of my All-Time Favourites

Recently, I realised why a lot of the things I bake come out of the oven looking and tasting undercooked – our oven is not calibrated correctly. I was already struggling to get my head around the whole Gas Mark thing, and now I find out that it’s not even right anyway! Give me a break!

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The only reason I discovered this was because I was baking a recipe I had also baked back home and this time, while still delicious, it was undercooked. I have since bought an oven thermometer to test out my theory, and lo and behold, the increments are over 20ºC off. That’s two whole gas marks or 50ºF! Now that I have the thermometer, I have no excuse for my baking to be anything but perfect!

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SONY DSCThis white chocolate and gingerbread slice would have to be up there as one of my all-time favourites. The photos don’t do it justice, because my temperatures were off, but it is truly delicious and so simple.

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SONY DSCYou start by melting butter, golden syrup (cane syrup, corn syrup or honey seem to be the best substitute if you can’t get a hold of golden syrup), sugar, ginger, and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat until combined. Allow it to cool slightly and add eggs and milk.

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SONY DSCIn a separate bowl, sift flour and add the white chocolate. Fold in butter mixture and combine.

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Fill your prepared pan, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan, sift icing sugar over the top and enjoy the gingerbread and white chocolate goodness!

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White Chocolate & Gingerbread Slice

Makes 18

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

100g unsalted butter, chopped

¾ cup golden syrup

¾ cup brown sugar

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 eggs, lightly beaten

cup milk

2 cup plain flour

180g white chocolate, chopped

Icing sugar, for dusting

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 22cm x 32cm slice pan and line with baking paper.
  2. Melt butter, golden syrup, sugar, ginger and cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium heat, until fully combined. Set aside and allow to cool a little, then add eggs and milk and mix to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour, then add white chocolate. Fold in butter mixture and mix well.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, until firm. Allow to cool in pan, then sift icing sugar over slice and serve.
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