This is a recipe I discovered in an Australian cookbook titled Country Women’s Association, Biscuits and Slices. I’m such a fan of ginger and simply had to try making the slice. The results were excellent, and it’s one that I’ll make again in the future. The scent of the different spices as the slice cooks is gorgeous.
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
125 g butter/half cup butter
pinch of salt
1 dessertspoon ground cinnamon
1 dessertspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 egg, well-beaten
1 cup sour milk (make this by adding a squeeze of lemon juice to a cup of fresh milk)
2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped raisins
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
2. Combine the sugar, golden syrup, butter, salt and all spices into a large saucepan and heat until the ingredients are melted and combined together.
3. Add the beaten egg and the sour mix. Combine well.
4. Sift the flour and soda and stir into mixture.
5. Add the raisins.
6. Place in a paper lined slice tin.
7. Bake for 30 minutes.
1. My oven cooks quickly, and I cooked my slice for 25 minutes.
2. The combination of raisins didn’t work for me, so I left them out.
3. Slice into squares and serve for afternoon tea or serve warm for dessert with whipped cream, creme fraiche, or custard.
I love trying new baked good and this looks good.
My husband loved this. He said it reminds him of the steamed puddings his mother used to make as a child.