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DELICIOUS TREATS with Devonport Chocolates

Bake the Winter Away!

With the dramatic and very rainy start to winter, we have decided to focus on baking. As we start the fire and nestle in this winter, the smell of homemade baking gently wafting through our houses makes the transition to winter a little easier. So get out those stretchy pants, bake up a storm and enjoy. I made this delicious loaf recipe on a cold Sunday and I must admit it did lift my mood somewhat. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Winter Warmer Loaf
(Adapted from the Ruth Pretty Ginger Loaf Recipe.)


225g butter
180g maple syrup
180g golden syrup
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbs ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp mixed spice1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
70g walnuts chopped
40g crystallized ginger chopped
1 cup 56% cocoa solids Devonport Chocolates callets
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup milk


Butter and line 2 loaf tins with baking paper.
Preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius fan bake
Melt butter, maple syrup and golden syrup in a saucepan on medium.
Sift all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
Add walnuts, crystallised ginger and chocolate callets to the dry mix and stir to combine.
Add melted butter and syrup to try ingredients stir to combine and then add lightly beaten eggs and milk. This is a very wet mix.
Pour into loaf tins and put in the oven. Cook until and inserted skewer comes out clean. This took approximately 55 minutes for my oven.
As this is a very wet mix it makes a lovely moist loaf that lasts approximately one week in an airtight container.

by Caroline Everitt