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Stock well-known baker's cake ingredient? (4,6)


I believe the answer is:

stem ginger

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This could be a double definition.

'stock well-known baker's cake' is the first definition.
The definition and answer can be both plants as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps there's an association between them I don't understand?

'ingredient?' is the second definition.
(I have seen 'spicy ingredient' mean 'stem ginger' so perhaps 'ingredient' could also mean 'stem ginger')

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for stem ginger that I've seen before include "Crystallised root" , "As food" , "sort of ice cream" , "spicy ingredient" , "It's tasty" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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