Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dilmah Tea Loaf


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

    Ingredients
    • 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
    Method
    1. Soak tea with the dried fruits, overnight.
    2. Sift the flour with the baking powder, mix in the brown sugar.
    3. Add in the egg, mix well.
    4. Add in the dried fruits, mix thoroughly.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.



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13 comments:

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  1. This cake is indeed perfect for tea-time. I have not tried Dilmah Tea, have been drinking Ahmad's Earl Grey Tea for years! Haha!

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    1. I do switch the brands sometimes but still fall back on Dilmah. Maybe I should try Ahmad's Earl Grey too.

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    1. Yup, no fat at all.. so we can indulge in more of this. You can also take a look at this http://cheah2009.blogspot.com/2012/11/guinness-tea-loaf.html

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  3. It reminds me of X'mas fruit cake :-)) Must be very delicious!

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    1. Yes,because it has fruits in it, looks X'massy!

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  4. I have tried Dilmah before, they have several flavors to choose from...these days I am into black tea for their antioxidant properties:P Would love to try this cake too! Looks delicious!

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  5. Hi Cheah,

    A Tea-infused cake for Tea-Time! You are so clever baking this for April AB theme :D

    Zoe

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  6. How big baking for did you use for this loaf? It looks very tempting :)

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    1. Are you referring to the cake pan? I used a Pyrex loaf pan, 5 x 8.1/2 x 3 inch.

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