Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F (180C). Grease and line with parchment paper a 9x5 inch (900 g) loaf pan.
Heat the molasses, syrup, butter and sugar in a small saucepan until melted. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.
Mix flour, baking soda and ground ginger in a large bowl and gradually stir in the syrup mixture, egg and milk, stirring well to form a batter.
Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until cooked throughout. Allow to cool before removing from the pan. Dust top with confectioners' sugar (optional).
Makes: 8 servings.
Date: October 7, 2002