How to Make Sticky Pear Gingerbread

How to Make Sticky Pear Gingerbread #gingerbread #baking #yum

How to Make Sticky Pear Gingerbread #gingerbread #baking #yumBy Laura Mitchell for Mollie Makes

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How to Make Sticky Pear Gingerbread

Time to Make : Around two hours

Suitable for : Beginners

You Will Need


  • 125 grams butter, diced.
  • One and two thrirds cups self-raising flour
  • One teaspoon bicarb of soda
  • One tablespoon ground ginger
  • One third cup black treacle
  • One third cup golden syrup
  • Two thirds cup loosely packed brown sugar
  • One and a quarter cups full fat milk
  • One large egg, beaten
  • Two pears, peeled, cored and diced

How to Make

Step One

How to Make Sticky Pear Gingerbread #gingerbread #baking #yum

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and grease a 23 cm square cake tin. Sift flour, bicarb and ginger into a bowl and make a well in the centre.

Step Two

How to Make Sticky Pear Gingerbread #gingerbread #baking #yum

Heat butter, treacle, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan over low heat for five minutes until the butter is melted and the sugar dissolved. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for five minutes. Using a mixer, gradually add the melted butter mixture to the flour then add the egg and milk.

Step Three


Peel, core and chop the pears and gently fold into the wet mixture.

Step Four

How to Make Sticky Pear Gingerbread #gingerbread #baking #yum

Pour into the prepared tin and bake for approx 75 minutes until cooked and a skewer placed into the gingerbread comes out clean.

Step Five

Cool in the tin for ten minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Step Six

How to Make Sticky Pear Gingerbread #gingerbread #baking #yum

Serve in slices with sour cream and a cup of tea. Serves 12.

Our recipe conjure-upper, Laura Mitchell is a screenprinter, cake baker and vintage collector. She followed her heart from Brisbane to Rotterdam and blogs at Kit and Nancy.

How to Make Sticky Pear Gingerbread #gingerbread #baking #yum

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