We're living a Mediterranean-inspired lifestyle, putting our hearts and health first
125g cholesterol spread
125g brown sugar
100g black treacle
150ml skimmed milk
2 free-range eggs, beaten
200g wholemeal self-raising flour
2 tsp ground ginger
3 stem ginger in syrup balls, chopped
Handful of chopped walnuts
Small handful of chopped dates, dusted in flour (stops them sinking)
Heat the oven to 160 fan.
In a bowl, beat the cholesterol spread with the sugar and the treacle until rich and fluffy.
Add the milk and eggs and keep mixing.
Fold in the flour and spices.
Finish by folding in the chopped nuts, dates and stem ginger.
Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake for 45 - 50 minutes.
Allow to cool on a rack before slicing. I like it spread with (formerly unsalted butter) a little 'butter'.