I love, love, lovve this recipe. The tiny crystallized ginger in the loaf is what elevates this recipe from a 4 to a 5-star. I used whole wheat flour and a bit more honey than called for, and it was just excellent. I served it as dessert with Kerrygold Irish butter and french raspberry preserves. It was a perfect dessert choice to follow a boeuf bourguignon, as it wasn't too sweet or too rich. What I really loved was how easy this was to make for such spectacular results. Thank you again, FT, I do adore your french recipes!
I followed the recipe except for 2 changes: I used 1 tbsp more butter (just because I needed to use it up) and used part molasses, part honey (about 30% molasses and the rest was honey). The loaf is DIVINE. The crust was chewy-crisp and underneath it was moist and dense. Tried it warm, slathered with salted butter, oooh! Thanks!