Ginger Lime Loaf

Gran's Kitchen Ginger Lime Loaf
Photography by Sally Greer
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Cook: 50 minutes

"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


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