Gingerbread with California Prunes

Makes: 16Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 40 minutes


  • 175g plain white 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


  1. Place both flours, oats, soda and ground ginger into a food processor and blend for 30 seconds to fully incorporate the ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the sugar, both chopped gingers and finally the chopped California Prunes.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and using a metal spoon mix together. Pour the gingerbread mix 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 40-45 minutes at 160°C.
  5. When the gingerbread is baked leave to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into portions.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

Peter is the UK Brand Ambassador for California Prunes Innovation Chef, Baker and Author, Peter works from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District National Park