Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea Loaf

This is a favourite recipe of mine which has evolved over time. This recipe is based on my Settling Ginger Tea Loaf. I love changing the flavours within this bake. This time I have made it using Darjeeling Earl Grey tea bags which are available from Tea Pigs.

This is what I did...


Darjeeling Earl Grey Tea Loaf

Ingredients

180mls Darjeeling Earl Grey tea (Iused 1 tea bag brewed in the water for about 10 minutes)
225g mixed dried fruit with candied peel
150g dark muscovado sugar
6 whole cardamon pods, seeds removed and crushed
1/4tsp ground ginger
1 egg
225g self raising flour

Method

1 - Leave the fruit to soak in the tea for at least 2 hours

2 - Pre heat the oven to 170C fan

3 - Once the fruit is plumped up and moist tip the fruit and any remaining liquid into a large mixing bowl

4 - Add the muscovado sugar and mix until the sugar has dissolved

5 - Stir in the ground cardamon and ginger

6 - Add the egg and stir thoroughly

7 - Sift in the flour and mix until all of the ingredients are evenly combined

8 - Pour the mixture into a lined loaf tin and place in the centre of the pre heated oven

9 - Bake for 40 - 45 minutes, but check every 10 minutes after 20 minutes of baking. This loaf can often brown quickly so keep a regular eye on the baking and cover with foil once it has browned off enough to prevent burning

10 - Once the loaf is thoroughly baked remove from the oven and leave in the tin for 5 minutes before removing from the  tin and allowing to cool completely on a cooling rack


This loaf is delicious as it is or with a little butter for a mid morning snack.


Enjoy x

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13 comments:

  1. not try tea cake before and they look great!
    when you mentioned remaining tea, does it also mean with tea leaves or you already drain the tea leaves off?

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    1. Sorry, I will make it clearer in the post, I have used a darjeeling earl grey tea bag and stewed it in the water for about 10 minutes. The remaining tea would be any remaining liquidx Thank you for askiing x

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  2. Yum, I love baking fruit loaves and this looks delish! x

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  3. Oh lovely, I love a fruit loaf and this recipe sounds great :) #tastytuesdays

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  4. This looks so yummy, but I really dislike the taste of tea so I'd have to tweak it first...
    #TastyTuesdays

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    1. Oooh let me know what you add instead of tea :-) x

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  5. Yum, I love a tea loaf and this one sounds really good, I must try it! x

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  6. My mum would LOVE this! Not had tea loaf for yonks. Thanks again for joining in with #bakeoftheweek xx

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    1. Thank you for hosting :-) I love trying different teas in baking xx

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  7. I just want to dip this into a cup of earl grey-ha not that ladylike but that's what I'd do! Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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Thank you for your comments I do love to hear what you think and try to reply to as many as I can x