Gingerbread with California Prunes

Gingerbread with California Prunes
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175g plain white flour
75g wholemeal flour
100g porridge oats
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
2tsp ground ginger
250g butter
275g soft brown sugar
1 thumb fresh ginger
3 pieces candied ginger
150g chopped California prunes


Place both flours, oats, soda and ground ginger into a food processor and blend for 30 seconds to fully incorporate the ingredients.

Cut the butter into cubes and add to the mix, then pulse to allow the butter to mix in and create a crumble type texture.

Add the sugar, both chopped gingers and finally the chopped California prunes.

Transfer the mixture into a bowl and using a metal spoon mix together.Pour the gingerbread mixed out onto a non-stick baking tray lined with parchment paper. Gently spread out the mixture to cover the base, then bake in a pre-heated oven for 40-45minutes at 160c.

When the gingerbread is baked leave to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into portions.

Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell is a chef, baker, author, and the founder of Simply Good Food TV, the new iPlayer for food programming