My hubby is a huge fan of my Settling Ginger Tea Loaf but I wanted to try something a little different. I have gone back using original black tea using teapigs Everyday Brew. With the addition of a lemon slice during brewing and mixed spice in the flour I have created a deliciously moist tea loaf which can be enjoyed at any time of day. Whether it be a mid morning snack, to accompany afternoon tea or as a snack, it goes perfectly with a cup of tea.
This is what I did...
Everyday Brew Tea Loaf
180mls boiling water
1 teapigs Everyday Brew teabag
1 slice of lemon
225g mixed fruit with candied peel
150g dark muscovado sugar
225g self raising flour
2tspn mixed spices
1 - Place the teabag and slice of lemon in a cup and pour over 180mls of boiling water and leave to brew for 10 minutes to ensure maximum strength.
2 - Pour the brewed tea over the dried fruit and leave covered for at least 1 hour. This time will ensure that the fruit is nice and plump for baking.
3 - Pre heat the oven to 150C
4 - Place the fruit and any remaining liquid in a large mixing bowl, add the sugar and mix until the sugar has dissolved.
5 - Add the egg and mix.
6 - Add the flour and mixed spice and mix well.
7 - Line a loaf tin with baking paper and add the mixture.
8 - Place in the pre heated oven and bake for 1 hour.
9 - Once thoroughly baked remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before removing and allowing to cool completely on a cooling rack.
Disclosure: I was sent some teapigs Everyday Brew to try. I loved them and decided to create this recipe. No payment was received.
I am sharing my recipe with Honest Mum - Tasty Tuesdays and A Mummy Too - Recipe of the Week