My favourite thing at the moment is Ginger bread, otherwise known as Parkin. There is something deliciously comforting about a warm slab of it with a cup of tea. I’m not a big tea drinker, but it does go with this well! It’s also nice heated in the microwave for about 20 seconds, drizzle a little golden syrup over and serve with ice cream.
I like it very gingery, so I use about 2.5 teaspoons of ground ginger, and sometimes add a teaspoon of cinnamon as well. When you tip the mixture into the loaf tin, sprinkle some sugar over the top before it goes into the oven. When you take the tin out of the oven, you need to leave it to cool for ten to fifteen minutes before trying to tip it out.
Edited to add - if you run out of bicarbonate of soda, baking powder will NOT work instead! Lesson learnt this morning!