Although everyone likes this loaf, they all balk at the idea of having it with banana!? I like it.
Preheat oven to 180oC/350oF
8 oz/3/4 cup golden syrup 5 oz/125g butter 13 oz//2 cup soft brown sugar 7 oz/1 cup sultanas 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup crystallised ginger, chopped 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 10 oz/2 cups flour 2 tsp ground ginger
Place butter, golden syrup, brown sugar, milk, sultanas & crystallised ginger in a large saucepan. Bring almost to the boil, stirring to melt the butter. Stir in baking soda & allow to cool. Sift flour & ground ginger into saucepan. Mix well. Place in a prepared i.e. greased and lined loaf tin. Bake for 1 hour or until loaf springs back when lightly touched. Leave in tin for 5 minutes before turning on to cooling rack.