Ginger Lime Loaf

  • Yield 4-6 servings
  • Prep
  • Cook 50 minutes

Spicy loaf topped with a heaping spread of tangy icing.

Gran's Kitchen Ginger Lime Loaf
Photography by Sally Greer

"Gran has continued to update her baking—this is a favourite she has discovered in recent years." —Natalie Oldfield, cookbook author and granddaughter to Dulcie May Booker


9 ounces butter
2/3 cup golden (light corn) syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely grated
1 tablespoon lime rind
1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
1 cup self-rising flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup plain yoghurt
Lime Icing:
2 cups icing (confectioners') sugar
1/4 teaspoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon lime rind


For the loaf:

  1. Melt butter and golden syrup, add sugar, ginger and lime rind. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Sift flours together. 
  2. In a separate bowl, mix eggs and yoghurt.
  3. Add both liquid mixtures to the flour alternately; be careful not to over-beat the mixture.
  4. Pour into tin and bake for 50 minutes at 350F.

For the icing:

  1. Mix together sifted icing (confectioners’) sugar and butter, lime juice and rind and spread over cool loaf.

Reprinted with permission from Gran’s Kitchen: Recipes from the Notebooks of Dulcie May Booker (Hardie Grant, 2013).



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