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Choc-chip raisin tea bread


This choc-chip tea bread is not too sweet and is suitable for tea as the name suggests.  Added in some orange rind for more flavour, not forgetting the walnuts that made it nutty .... munch, munch!









Spread on a thin layer of butter if you prefer it to be more buttery ....... Enjoy!
                                                                                                                                                                  
Ingredients

190 gm butter
100 gm soft brown sugar
225 gm self-raising flour
4 eggs
60 gm choc-chips
1/2  cup raisins, coarsely chopped
1/2  cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 orange rind
1 tsp vanilla essence
A pinch of salt

Method

1.  Sift the flour with the salt, take out a tablespoon of flour and mix into the rasins to absorb moisture and sugar.
2.  Cream the butter, sugar and orange rind till light, fluffy and creamy.
3.  Add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.mix well.  Add in the vanilla essence.
4.  Fold in the sifted flour, mix in the choc-chips, mix well, followed by the walnuts and raisins.  Mix thoroughly, scraping from the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
5.  Pour batter into a well greased 8.1/2" x 4.1/2" x  3" loaf dish.  Make a slight depression with the back of the spoon.
6.  Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 50 mins. to an hour.  Test with a skewer if it comes out clean.  Let stand in dish for 10 min. before unmoulding and cooling it  completely on a wire rack.





I'm submitting this post  to  Aspirng Bakers #7 -  Chocolate Delight  (May 2011) hosted by  DG of  Tested and Tasted.

Comments

  1. This tea bread looks so good with all that yummy ingredients in it. Wish I can two slices for my breakfast... ;DD

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  2. Cheah, it looks nutritious and healthy too!

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  3. Nicely baked with a generous serving of dried fruits and nuts!

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  4. Beautiful cake. Love the combinations of raisins and chocolate.

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  5. love the generous portion of fruit and choc. :)

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  6. Oh lovely, I would love to have a piece of your cake for tea tomorrow at the office:D Will definitely perk me up!

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  7. Looks so tempting with loads of raisin, chips and nut.

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  8. wow I come over for tea! This looks delectable!

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  9. This looks so pretty. If it tastes half as good as it looks, you have a real winning recipe on your hands. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  10. Cheah....2 slices for me with a cup of apple tea...perfect tea snack for me :)

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  11. Anncoo
    Thank you. Pity you're across the causeway!

    Claire
    Yes, it's nutritious.

    Hanushi
    Thank you!

    ICook4Fun
    Must admit it's a good combination.

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  12. is a good combination of choc and raisin! look so flavourful and yummy! (:

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  13. Penny
    Yes, yummy!

    Jeannie
    Can pos laju to you!

    yummylittlecooks
    Yes, it's healthy too!

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  14. agree with them, this sounds really delicious and i dont think anyone can resisit a good tea bread!

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  15. oh my this is heavenly goodness! have been wanting to make raisin bread or cake with choc also can't resist

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  16. this looks wonderful my daughter would love it as her favorite choc is choc raisons

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  17. What a shame, I can only enjoy with my eyes ....

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  18. Lena
    Thank you. You have a wonderful holiday!

    Ananda
    So this is reminder to you!

    Rebecca
    Thank you. So why not make one for her then!

    Yummy Bakes
    Yes, what a pity that you're so far away!

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  19. Probably, you should save this up for the tea time with the ladies!
    Kristy

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  20. Love these. Love the combination of raisins, nuts & chocolate in the cake :D

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  21. Kristy
    Normally we don't bring food. We enjoy the food at the restaurant and the chit-chat!

    DG
    Thank you!

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