Somehow I’m now at the end of my week off, which seems unfair…time has gone so fast! Yesterday was a designated chill-out day, in preparation for what will surely be a manic trip to Birmingham, and the Bullring today; I can cope with crowds though…I’m excited for shops, for seeing my friend and her little boy, and for seeing my Aunt and Cousin.

Yesterday’s outfit consisted of another £5 Primark jumper, Primark velvet skirt and a pair of my new shoes!

I’m not going to be around today to catch up with blogs at all; despite having more time, I seem to be more behind than ever! As a consolation prize I leave you with a recipe for mini gingerbread loaf cakes, with lemony icing.

Adapted from a Tesco real food recipe.

  • 175g (6oz) light butter
  • 175g (6oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g (8oz) self-raising flour
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 75g (3oz) preserved ginger, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp ginger syrup, from jar

To decorate I simply mixed up some Lemon flavoured icing sugar (from Silver Spoon), but normal glace icing flavoured with lemon would work just fine!

Preheat oven to Gas 4, 180°C, 350°F, and grease 6 individual mini-loaf shaped cake tins (I got mine from lidl)
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs then fold in the flour, spices, chopped ginger and ginger syrup. Mix until smooth and divide between prepared tins.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until just firm and golden. Cool for 10 minutes then turn out of the tins to finish cooling (Mine took 20 on the dot)
To decorate, make up the icing to a thick but drizzling consistency and scatter over the cakes. You could probably use some ginger syrup in the icing too, although I didn’t so can’t attest for that! If you don’t fancy lemon, melted dark chocolate would be wonderful with the rich, spicy ginger.
These cakes make a lovely little gift, and also survive, well wrapped in the post (yes, I went there!). They’ll keep for several days in an airtight container, and improve a day or so after baking.
Enjoy and have a wonderful Saturday! 

22 comments for “finale

  1. dan

    that ginger loaf looks goregous! ginger is one of my favourite flavours, so will defo be making this.
    Have fun at the bullring 🙂 xx

  2. Have a great day shopping and catching up with friends and family.

    I’m off to make that yummy ginger bread!

    X x

  3. The ginger loaf looks tasty, think I will give it a go for the other half 🙂 Lovely outfit – the pink really suits you. Have a great day xx

  4. I looove ginger, these look amazing!
    Really like your skirt 🙂


  5. I love that velvet skirt! Have a lovely time in Birmingham! x

  6. Weeks off always go too fast! Love your outfit, and just seen your shoe haul below – I have major shoe envy! x

  7. Love those boots! Well done on your mini loafs I bet they taste amazing!

  8. Those shoes are to die for! May I steal? Thanks:}
    Hehe, your blog is super cute! I love your hair!

    Follow me, I’ll follow back if ya wish? ;]

  9. Is it wrong that I’m a little bit in love with that mini-loaf tin? You legend. x

  10. yum! Love that velvet skirt, and the new boots look amazing 🙂 xx

  11. Hope you have an amazing day shopping!

  12. They look yummy! All your new shoes are fabulous too!

    Hope you enjoyed Brum

    Bhav x

  13. Ooh velvet really suits you. Hope you enjoyed your shopping day. I went to the Westfield at Stratford today and it didn’t feel too busy…but as my local shopping area is Oxford St maybe I’m just used to the busyness!

    Take care xxx

  14. Thanks for recepie they look so good. Have a good trip to Birmingham.

  15. Those shoes are so perfect in every way xxx

  16. Love the jumper! 🙂 xx

  17. Your skirt looks amazing.x