Yorkshire Gingerbread


Preparation info

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Appears in

Two Fat Ladies: Gastronomic Adventures (with Motorbike and Sidecar)

Two Fat Ladies

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1996

  • About

Anne Willan, of La Varenne Cookery School, hails from Northallerton in North Yorkshire, and this is her gingerbread recipe, taken from her splendid compilation Real Food.


  • 225 g/8 oz self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger


Sift the flour, ginger, allspice, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. In another bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until very soft. Beat in the eggs one by one, then mix in the treacle. Gently fold in the sifted dry ingredients.

Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 20cm/8in square, deep cake tin and bake in a preheated oven on