Thursday 24 March 2022

A Gin & Tonic drizzle loaf - Recipe!

We all know that mother's day is coming up and as a mother I know that most other mother's are fans of cake. Buying one is great but making one is even better!

Made with only 8 ingredients and boasting the citrus tang of grapefruit and oranges or lemons and limes, add a hint of gin for a sophisticated bake that's guaranteed to be a hit with any gin loving mum!

Gin & Tonic drizzle loaf

Makes a 2lb loaf.


1 Grapefruit/orange or 2 x lemons/limes
175g of Self-raising flour
175g of Caster sugar + 75g for soaking syrup
175g of Unsalted butter, softened
3 Eggs
120ml of Gin split into 50ml and 70ml
75ml of Tonic water
150g of Icing sugar


Fine grater/zester
Large mixing bowl
Electric hand whisk
2lb Loaf tin lined with baking paper/ loaf tin liner

A Gin & Tonic drizzle loaf


1. Preheat the oven to 165°c (fan).

2. Take whichever citrus you are using and cut half into slices for decorating (half grapefruit/orange or 1 whole lemon/lime). Zest and juice the other half using the fine grater/zester to zest and the fork to get the juice from the fruit.

3. In the large mixing bowl, combine the self-raising flour, citrus zest and 175g of caster sugar. Add the butter, eggs, 50ml of gin, 2 tbsp of citrus juice and mix with the electric hand whisk until smooth. 

4. Pour the batter into the lined loaf tin and bake for 35 minutes until golden and springy to touch. Remove from the oven but leave in the tin.

5. While the loaf is cooling slightly, pour the remaining citrus juice, tonic and 75g sugar into the saucepan and heat on a medium-high heat for 5-8 minutes until the sugar has completely dissolved. Allow to cool slightly before stirring in the remaining gin (70ml). Set aside 3 tbsp of the syrup for the glaze.

6. Poke the loaf all over with the fork and drizzle with the syrup from the saucepan. You can do this while the loaf is still warm.

7. When the loaf is completely cool, remove from the tin. Wipe clean your mixing bowl and then use it to combine the 3 tbsp of reserved syrup with the icing sugar to make a glaze and pour over the top of your loaf, slightly pushing it down the sides with the end of a spoon to create a drip effect. Decorate with citrus slices and serve.

 This recipe is from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers, making baking simple. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking recipes and information on the campaign over on the Fab Flour website.

1 comment :

  1. It looks amazing but I'm not a fan of gin so I probably wouldn't enjoy it, I will take a look at their website though. x