Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan.
In a large bowl mix the flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
Stir in the brown sugar and the raisins.
Meanwhile, melt the butter and syrup together over a low heat.
Stir the butter syrup mixture into the dry ingredients.
In a small bowl, whisk the milk and egg and then add it to the large bowl. Mix well.
Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.
Remove it from the pan as soon as possible and leave in on a rack to cool.