3 Gin And Tonic Baked Treats - Cupcake, Cheesecake And Bread Pudding
The great thing about the festive season is that it’s always gin o’clock after 8 PM. If you’re hosting a party and you know there are a lot of gin and tonic lovers in attendance. What if we tell you it is also possible to make G&T baked treats? These are easy and fuss-free recipes, but they do require an oven and that is non-negotiable. Each recipe serves seven to eight people. Regardless of your New Year's resolution to be fit and healthy, we urge you to give in during the festivities
Gin & Tonic Cupcakes
These delightful treats are extremely easy and delicious. To make these, you’ll need 125 ml of gin, 125 ml of tonic water, 200 gms of all-purpose flour, 150 gms of granulated sugar, 1 and a half teaspoon of baking powder, half a teaspoon of salt, zest of one lemon, 2 large eggs or 3 eggs if they’re a bit tiny, 90 ml of vegetable oil or 100 gms of unsalted butter, 60 ml of milk or dairy alternatives.
First, preheat your oven to 180°C and line your cupcake moulds with butter paper. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, zest, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, combine the gin, tonic water, eggs, vegetable oil or butter, and milk or dairy alternative and mix well.
Gradually and slowly, add the dry ingredients to the liquid mix and keep stirring with a whisk to about lumps and clots. When everything is smoothly combined, pour the mixture into the cupcake moulds. Ensure you fill the mould only two-thirds of the batter.
Bake for about 20 minutes and then insert a toothpick and see if it comes out clean. Once the cupcakes have cooled, you can add vanilla or chocolate or cream cheese frosting and serve.
Gin & Tonic Cheesecake
For this recipe, you’ll need 250 gms of crushed digestive biscuits (if you’re feeling adventurous, you can use Oreos after separating the cream), 100 gms of melted unsalted butter, 500 gms of cream cheese, 200 gms of granulated sugar, 250 ml of gin, 125 ml of tonic water, the zest of 1 lime, 4 large eggs, and 200 ml of cream.
First, preheat your oven to 160°C and grease your cake pan with butter paper. Mix the crushed biscuits and butter and then line your pan with it and then chill it in the fridge.
In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and sugar using an electric beater until smooth. Then add the gin, tonic water, and lime zest and mix until everything is combined. Then add in each egg after beating it and then the cream and mix again. Then pour the mixture over the chilled crust in your pan and bake for an hour. Then allow the cheesecake to cool before refrigerating.
Gin & Tonic Bread Pudding
For this recipe, you’ll need 300 gms of day-old bread that’s been cubed, 250 ml of milk or dairy alternatives, 125 ml of gin, 60 ml of tonic water, 100 gms of granulated sugar, 3 large eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, zest of 1 lemon, and butter for greasing.
First, preheat your oven to 180°C and grease your pan with butter. In a saucepan, heat the milk, gin, tonic water, and sugar until it dissolves and everything is combined. Then let it cool.
In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually pour the milk mixture into the eggs and stir constantly to avoid scrambling or curdling. And the zest and mix.
Then place the bread on the pan and pour the mixture over it. Let it rest for about half an hour and then bake for 40 minutes. Once it’s cooled, serve it with a side of salted caramel ice cream or with whipped cream and a tiny sprinkle of cinnamon.