Recipe for Gingerbread Loaf




French Gingerbread Recipe

It’s the holiday season and I love the spicy smell of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves throughout the house. Here’s an easy French recipe for gingerbread, meant for the Chicken with Gingerbread Crust and Mustard recipe. Double it so you have a delicious bread, great for snacks.

Gingerbread Loaf

200 grams  (7/8 cup) honey
90 mls (3/8 cup) of warm milk
100 grams (1/3 cup) melted butter
250 grams (1 1/8 cups) flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
50 grams (1/4 cup) brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
Pinch of salt
½ teaspoon each of the following 4 spices: ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Mix together before adding to batter.
Optional: ½ teaspoon aniseed


Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease a standard rectangular loaf pan

  1. Pour honey into the warm milk
  2. Add the melted butter, flour and mix energentically
  3. Add the baking soda, brown sugar, vanilla, egg and salt.  The aniseed should also be added at this step.
  4. Add the spices
  5. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes at 180 degrees.  To test if the cake is cooked, run a clean hot skewer through the centre of the cake; if the cake is done, the skewer will come out clean and smooth.


    Gingerbread fresh out of the Oven – yum!

4 Responses to “Recipe for Gingerbread Loaf”

  1. Charlotte Jensen says:

    The Gingerbread looks yummy. I want to try the recipe. Is the oven temp in Farenheit degrees?
    180 degrees seems like a very low cooking temp.????

    Love the website and thanks for all of the wonderful Christmas images, stories and childrens’
    posts. Those are priceless!!!!

  2. Sue says:

    Hi, are you sure you mean 180 degrees or did you mean 180 Celcius? I don’t think I can get 180 degrees on my oven… help!

  3. madelyn says:

    Hi Charlotte, I’m so sorry for the delayed response but we’ve been on holiday with very poor internet coverage. I cooked the cake at 180 degrees celsius and it turned out perfectly. Let me know how you get on and don’t forget to send through a pic 🙂

  4. madelyn says:

    Hi, sorry sue I should have been more clear. It’s 180 celsius.

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