As I've seen quite a number of Earl Grey Tea bakes on the internet so I thought I'll try to bake one with Dilmah Tea instead. I've been drinking Dilmah Tea for years and since it's on hand, I just used it in this bake. To me tea is tea, only a different brand and a different flavour. This is a very simple recipe, you don't need to cart out your mixer, all you've got to do is to just mix up all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, pour into a pan and bake. It's that easy. Minimum labour yet with a handsome reward ..... a delicious tea bread for your tea, breakfast or snack!
Recipe for Dilmah Tea Loaf
- 175 ml Dilmah Tea
- 175 gm mixed dried fruits - dates, sultanas, prunes, dried pineapple, chopped
- 1 egg
- 135 gm plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 70 gm light brown sugar
- Demerara sugar + 1/2 tsp cinnamon to sprinkle on top
- Soak tea with the dried fruits, overnight.
- Sift the flour with the baking powder, mix in the brown sugar.
- Add in the egg, mix well.
- Add in the dried fruits, mix thoroughly.
- Pour batter into a well greased or lined loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for 40 to 50 mins. Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
- Once completely cooed, remove from tin and wrap in parchment paper and store in air-tight container overnight. Cut with a serrated knife to serve.
I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers # 30: It's Tea Time! (April 2013)
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